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ar·cade

 (är-kād′)
n.
1.
a. A series of arches supported by columns, piers, or pillars, either freestanding or attached to a wall to form a gallery.
b. A series of arches employed for decorative purposes.
2. A roofed passageway or lane, especially one with shops on one or both sides.
3.
a. A commercial establishment featuring an array of large mechanical or electronic games, such as pinball machines or video games, that charge players money before each game.
b. A section within another establishment, as at a bowling alley or movie theater, that features such games.
tr.v. ar·cad·ed, ar·cad·ing, ar·cades
To provide with or form into an arcade: closed off and arcaded the narrow street.

[French, from Italian arcata, from arco, arch, from Latin arcus.]

arcade

(ɑːˈkeɪd)
n
1. (Architecture) a set of arches and their supporting columns
2. (Architecture) a covered and sometimes arched passageway, usually with shops on one or both sides
3. (Architecture) a building, or part of a building, with an arched roof
[C18: from French, from Italian arcata, from arco, from Latin arcus bow, arch]

ar•cade

(ɑrˈkeɪd)
n.
1.
a. a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
b. an arched, roofed-in gallery.
2. an arched or covered passageway, usu. with shops on each side.
3. an area with coin-operated games.
[1725–35; < French < Italian arcata arch]
ar•cad′ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arcade - a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either sidearcade - a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
amusement arcade - an arcade featuring coin-operated game machines
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
penny arcade - an arcade with coin-operated devices for entertainment
2.arcade - a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columnsarcade - a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
loggia - a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

arcade

noun
1. gallery, mall, cloister, portico, colonnade, covered walk, peristyle mansions with vaulted roofs and arcades
2. complex, centre, precinct a shopping arcade
Translations
قَنْطَرَه
arkádapodloubí
arkadebuegang
árkádfedett üzletközpontüzletközpont
yfirbyggt sund; bogagöng
arkada
arkādepasāža
arkádapodlubie

arcade

[ɑːˈkeɪd]
A. N
1. (= shopping precinct) → galería f comercial; (round public square) → soportales mpl, pórtico m; (in building) → galería f interior; (in church) → claustro m
2. (Brit) (also amusement arcade) → sala f de juegos, salón m de juegos
3. (Archit) (= arch) → bóveda f; (= passage) → arcada f
B. CPD arcade game Nvideojuego m

arcade

[ɑːrˈkeɪd] n
(= series of arches) → arcade f
(with shops)passage m, galerie f
(also amusement arcade) → salle f de jeux vidéo arcade gamearcade game n (British)jeu m vidéo

arcade

n (Archit) → Arkade f; (= shopping arcade)Passage f

arcade

[ɑːˈkeɪd] n (passage with shops) → galleria; (series of arches) → portico; (round public square) → porticato, portici mpl

arcade

(aːˈkeid) noun
a covered passage or area usually with shops, stalls etc. a shopping arcade; an amusement arcade.
References in classic literature ?
We were out of bed at break of day, feeling fresh and vigorous, and took a hearty breakfast, then plunged down through the leafy arcades of the Castle grounds, toward the town.
This forest was composed of large tree-plants; and the moment we penetrated under its vast arcades, I was struck by the singular position of their branches--a position I had not yet observed.
And through the charred and desolated area--perhaps twenty square miles altogether--that encircled the Martian encamp- ment on Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades that had been but a day ago pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.
Three arcades were before them, and the middle one was used as a door.
Thereupon Aramis had given him a clasp of the hand and had disappeared under the arcades.
When they reached the house of cloud-compelling Jove, they took their seats in the arcades of polished marble which Vulcan with his consummate skill had made for father Jove.
these walls - these ivy-clad arcades - These mouldering plinths - these sad and blackened shafts - These vague entablatures - this crumbling frieze - These shattered cornices - this wreck - this ruin - These stones - alas
The whole place, of a summer's evening, under the stars and with all the lamps, all the voices and light footsteps on marble(the only sounds of the arcades that enclose it), is like an open-air saloon dedicated to cooling drinks and to a still finer degustation-- that of the exquisite impressions received during the day.
At the top of the triangle rises the Mosque of Sankore, with its ranges of galleries resting on arcades of sufficiently pure design.
The pathway in the center of the street was unpaved, but the floors of the arcades were cut stone of various shapes and sizes but all carefully fitted and laid without mortar.
Monsieur Saillard married the daughter of an upholsterer keeping shop under the arcades of the Market.
But it was a place of wonder on a moonlight night, when the snowy arcades shone like avenues of ivory and crystal, and the bare trees cast fairy-like traceries upon them.