[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

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

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • In several booths were orangeade, lemonade, and other soft drinks.

  • Tea and cake and orangeade were served, while the guests sat and gossiped.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

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

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • I thought that orangeade might meet the case, but the waiter mentioned a mint julep.

    Over Here

    Hector MacQuarrie

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