Main definitions of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade1

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1 Denoting an action that is completed:
      ‘barricade’
      ‘blockade’
    2. 1.2 Denoting the body concerned in an action or process:
      ‘brigade’
      ‘cavalcade’
    3. 1.3 Denoting the product or result of an action or process:
      ‘arcade’
      ‘marmalade’

Origin

From French, via Portuguese, Provençal, and Spanish -ada or via Italian -ata, from Latin -atus (past participial suffix of verbs ending in -are).

Pronunciation:

-ade

/eɪd/

Main definitions of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade2

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as decade.

Origin

Variant of -ad, from French -ade, from Greek -as, -ad-.

Pronunciation:

-ade

/eɪd/

Main definitions of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade3

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1
      ‘brocade’
      equivalent in sense to nouns ending in -ade
    2. 1.2 Denoting a person:
      ‘renegade’

Origin

From Spanish or Portuguese -ado, masculine form of -ada (see -ade).

Pronunciation:

-ade

/eɪd/