Main meanings of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade1

Pronunciation /e?d/

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’

Origin

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

Main meanings of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade2

Pronunciation /e?d/

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as decade.

Origin

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

Main meanings of -ade in English

: -ade1-ade2-ade3

-ade3

Pronunciation /e?d/

suffix

  • 1

    forming nouns equivalent in sense to nouns ending in -ade

    • ‘brocade’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting a person.

    • ‘renegade’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

-ade

/e?d/