Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A beverage of orange juice, sugar, and water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft drink or a soda with an orange flavour.
  • n. A mixture of soda water and orange juice.
  • n. Orange juice, see also orange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drink made of orange juice and water, corresponding to lemonade; orange sherbet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink made of orange-juice and water sweetened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sweetened beverage of diluted orange juice

Etymologies

orange +‎ -ade. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The electric lights would have fused, the pastries would not have arrived in time, the orangeade would have given everybody a stomach-ache. She was the one person not to have here. At the mere sound of her name, as in a fairy-tale, not a note would have issued from the brass; the flute and the oboe would have suddenly lost their voices."
    --The Captive & The Fugitive by Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, revised by D.J. Enright, p 367 of the Modern Library paperback edition

    January 20, 2010

  • "I was yielding to a purely sensual desire, although we were at that torrid period of the year when sensuality, released, is more readily inclined to visit the organs of taste, and seeks coolness above all. More than for the kiss of a girl, it thirsts for orangeade, for a bath, or even to gaze at that peeled and juicy moon that was quenching the thirst of heaven."
    --Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, revised by D.J. Enright, p 61 of the Modern Library paperback edition

    February 2, 2009