a suffix with the meanings “resembling, having the nature of,” “made of,” occurring in loanwords from latin (cretaceous; herbaceous) and forming adjectives in english on the latin model (ceraceous), especially adjectival correspondents to taxonomic names ending in -acea, and -aceae: rosaceous .
relating to, belonging to, having the nature of, or resembling herbaceous, larvaceous
new latin, from latin -āceus of a certain kind; related to -āc,-āx, adjectival suffix
a suffix used to form adjectives meaning “made of” or “resembling” a particular substance or material, such as silicaceous, containing silicon.
a suffix forming adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in the suffixes -acity, and -acy: audacious; fallacious .
a complex noun suffix meaning “quality of” or “abounding in the characteristic of,” appearing in loanwords from latin: tenacity.
a suffix of nouns of quality, state, office, etc., many of which accompany adjectives in -acious or nouns or adjectives in -ate: fallacy; papacy; legacy; delicacy; piracy.
a suffix occurring in loanwords from greek denoting a group or unit comprising a certain number, sometimes of years: dyad; triad . a suffix meaning “derived from,” “related to,” “concerned with,” “-ssociated with” (oread), introduced in loanwords from greek (olympiad; oread), used sporadically in imitation of greek models, as dunciad , after iliad . -ad2 […]
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 . a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade . -ade2 a […]