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 .
a collective suffix like -ad1 : decade .
a sweetened drink made of various fruits lemonade, limeade
word origin
from french, from latin -āta made of, feminine past participle of verbs ending in -āre
suffix denoting an action or product of an action, from l. -ata (fr. -ade, sp. -ada, it. -ata), fem. pp. ending used in forming nouns. a living prefix in fr., from which many words have come into eng. (e.g. lemonade). latin -atus, pp. suffix of verbs of the 1st conjugation also became -ade in fr. (sp. -ado, it. -ato) and came to be used as a suffix denoting persons or groups partic-p-ting in an action (e.g. brigade).

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