[awr-inj-eyd, -in-jeyd, or-]


a beverage consisting of orange juice, sweetener, and water, sometimes carbonated.

Origin of orangeade

From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at orange, -ade2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for orangeade

Historical Examples of orangeade

  • Orangeade and lemonade are found valuable in relieving the thirst.

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • And while Mme. Verdurin was saying to her husband, "Run and fetch him a glass of orangeade; it's well earned!"

    Swann's Way

    Marcel Proust

  • I was urged one night at a country club to join a friend at another table—to have a drink of orangeade.

    Over Here

    Hector MacQuarrie

  • A glass of orangeade will sometimes satisfy this unnatural craving.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • Good time was made back to "Orangeade," as the girls had christened the bungalow in the grove, the boat running well.

British Dictionary definitions for orangeade



an effervescent or still orange-flavoured drink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for orangeade

from French, from orange + ending from lemonade.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper