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- 1.1Denoting an action that is completed.‘barricade’‘blockade’
- 1.2Denoting the body concerned in an action or process.‘brigade’‘cavalcade’
- 1.3Denoting the product or result of an action or process.‘arcade’‘lemonade’‘marmalade’
- 1.1Denoting an action that is completed.
From French via Portuguese, Provençal, and Spanish -ada or via Italian -ata, from Latin -atus (past participial suffix of verbs ending in -are).
Forming nouns such as decade.Compare with -ad
Representing the French noun ending -ade, from Greek.
- 1.1‘brocade’equivalent to -ade
- 1.2Denoting a person.‘renegade’
From Spanish or Portuguese -ado, masculine form of -ada (see -ade).
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