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-ade 1

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting an action that is completed: barricade blockade
2Denoting the body concerned in an action or process: brigade cavalcade
3Denoting the product or result of an action or process: arcade marmalade

Origin

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

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-ade 2

suffix

Forming nouns such as decade.

Origin

Variant of -ad1, from French -ade, from Greek -as, -ad-.

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-ade 3

suffix

Forming nouns:
1 equivalent in sense to nouns ending in -ade1. brocade
2Denoting a person: renegade

Origin

From Spanish or Portuguese -ado, masculine form of -ada (see -ade1).

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