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’
      ‘lemonade’
      ‘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).

Main definitions of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade2

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as decade.

    Compare with -ad

Origin

Representing the French noun ending -ade, from Greek.

Main definitions of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade3

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1
      ‘brocade’
      equivalent to -ade
    2. 1.2 Denoting a person.
      ‘renegade’

Origin

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