Meaning of -ADE in English

-ADE

-ade 1

1. a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish ( cannonade; fusillade; renegade ), but also attached to native stems: blockade; escapade; masquerade.

2. a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade.

[ -ada -ata, fem. of -atus -ATE 1 ; or -ado -atus -ATE 1 ]

-ade 2

a collective suffix like -ad 1 : decade.

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Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .