Ade: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ād), [key]
— n.
  1. 1866–1944, U.S. humorist.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish (cannonade; fusillade; renegade), but also attached to native stems: blockade; escapade; masquerade.
  2. a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a collective suffix like: decade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • ade (Thesaurus)