What is Rade?
(also 'dot comrade') n. an acquaintance first encountered online whom you have not yet met in real life
can range from something as casual and one-dimensional as a preferred online chess opponent to a mutual
"Sure, she's listed 400 friends on her Myspace, but most of them are rades."
"That reminds me of something my friend Dave said yesterday. Well, actually it was something he wrote on his blog--he's more of a rade."