Definition of lemonade in English:



mass noun
  • 1A drink made from lemon juice and water sweetened with sugar.

    ‘a jug of lemonade’
    count noun ‘the butler served her a lemonade’
    • ‘They both got their lemonades and were done laughing when Kylie and Belle returned.’
    • ‘Lloyd eyes the 15 acres of hay adjacent to where we're sitting with our iced teas and lemonades.’
    • ‘If it mysteriously appears anytime soon, she can still come hang out here and drink vodka and lemonades with me.’
    • ‘To drink, there's fresh papaya juice, lemonade and Malta Corona that tastes like Ovaltine soda.’
    • ‘He clunked the lemonades on the coffee table, sat down next to her.’
    • ‘Non-drinkers are well catered for as well with freshly squeezed orange juice, still lemonade and original ginger beer.’
    • ‘After a while, a waiter took their drinks order: three lemonades, one orange-and-lemonade, a coke and a bottle of Sol.’
    • ‘Waters, juices and lemonades are commanding between $2 and $5 on many menus.’
    • ‘Laram and I miss the joke and take our lemonades.’
    • ‘This lemonade can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days before serving.’
    • ‘Some days it will be hot and sunny and on those days, you will want to make plenty of lemonade to sell.’
    • ‘Aisha went about fixing a tray laden with a jug of lemonade and plates of cookies.’
    • ‘The juice is versatile enough to use in marinades, lemonade or as a homemade grenadine syrup for drinks.’
    • ‘She wasn't a big alcoholic like Cory or Kenneth, so she served lemonade for herself.’
    • ‘I love the flavor of mint, and using it to enhance drinks like lemonade and cocoa is especially refreshing.’
    • ‘She was tempted to have lemonade, but lemonade reminded her of Maralynne.’
    • ‘The drink menu said it had pink lemonade, vodka, and grenadine, but I have no idea how many parts of each to use.’
    • ‘For an elegant touch, use them as ice cubes in lemonade, iced tea and mixed drinks.’
    • ‘Iced tea, also a staple on beverage menus, has gone the way of lemonade.’
    • ‘One day I was sitting outside drinking lemonade and I wanted to go swimming with my kids, but I had to go to work.’
    1. 1.1British A sweet colourless carbonated drink containing lemon flavouring.
      ‘More than 10 million litres of colas, lemonades and fruit drinks are consumed in the UK every week.’


Mid 17th century from French limonade, from limon ‘lemon’.