Main definitions of -ade in US English:

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade1

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns denoting an action that is completed.

    ‘barricade’
    ‘blockade’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting the body concerned in an action or process.

    ‘brigade’
    ‘cavalcade’
  • 3Forming nouns denoting the product or result of an action or process.

    ‘arcade’
    ‘marmalade’
    ‘lemonade’

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 US English:

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade2

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as decade.

    Compare with -ad

Origin

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

Main definitions of -ade in US English:

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade3

suffix

  • 1

    ‘brocade’
    forming nouns equivalent in sense to nouns ending in -ade
  • 2Forming nouns denoting a person.

    ‘renegade’

Origin

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