Main definitions of -ad in English

: -ad1-ad2

-ad1

suffix

  • 1(forming nouns) in collective numerals.

    ‘myriad’
    ‘triad’
  • 2(forming nouns) in names of females in classical mythology.

    ‘dryad’
    ‘naiad’
  • 3(forming nouns) in names of poems and similar compositions.

    ‘Iliad’
    ‘jeremiad’
  • 4(forming nouns) in names of members of some taxonomic groupings.

    ‘bromeliad’

Origin

From the Greek ending -as, -ad-.

Pronunciation

-ad

/ad/

Main definitions of -ad in English

: -ad1-ad2

-ad2

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as ballad, salad.

    Compare with -ade

Origin

From French -ade.

Pronunciation

-ad

/əd/