Main definitions of -ad in English

: -ad1-ad2

-ad1

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1 In collective numerals:
      ‘myriad’
      ‘triad’
    2. 1.2 In names of females in classical mythology:
      ‘dryad’
      ‘naiad’
    3. 1.3 In names of poems and similar compositions:
      ‘Iliad’
      ‘jeremiad’
    4. 1.4 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

/ad/