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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 went to the Lowther Arcade for the rocking-horse.
Varenka, in her dark dress, in a black hat with a turndown brim, was walking up and down the whole length of the arcade with a blind Frenchwoman, and, every time she met Kitty, they exchanged friendly glances.
Only, at the arcade Saint-Jean, as they were coming out upon the Place de Greve, a long file of horsemen, barring the narrow passage, stopped the carriage of the superintendent.
They were sitting on some steps in the Uffizi Arcade.
When the count thought Franz had gazed sufficiently on this picturesque tableau, he raised his finger to his lips, to warn him to be silent, and, ascending the three steps which led to the corridor of the columbarium, entered the chamber by the middle arcade, and advanced towards Vampa, who was so intent on the book before him that he did not hear the noise of his footsteps.
The officer in the scarf dismounted, called up a drummer, and went with him into the arcade.
Into this hansom you will jump, and you will drive to the Strand end of the Lowther Arcade, handling the address to the cabman upon a slip of paper, with a request that he will not throw it away.
While Daedalus, who is force, measured; while Orpheus, who is intelligence, sang;--the pillar, which is a letter; the arcade, which is a syllable; the pyramid, which is a word,--all set in movement at once by a law of geometry and by a law of poetry, grouped themselves, combined, amalgamated, descended, ascended, placed themselves side by side on the soil, ranged themselves in stories in the sky, until they had written under the dictation of the general idea of an epoch, those marvellous books which were also marvellous edifices: the Pagoda of Eklinga, the Rhamseion of Egypt, the Temple of Solomon.
The houses were practically all two-storied structures, the upper stories flush with the street while the walls of the first story were set back some ten feet, a series of simple columns and arches supporting the front of the second story and forming an arcade on either side of the narrow thoroughfare.
They heard, too, the pleasant mingled notes of a variety of instruments, flutes, drums, psalteries, pipes, tabors, and timbrels, and as they drew near they perceived that the trees of a leafy arcade that had been constructed at the entrance of the town were filled with lights unaffected by the wind, for the breeze at the time was so gentle that it had not power to stir the leaves on the trees.
He strolled up Bond Street or through the Burlington Arcade, and when he was tired went and sat down in the Park or in wet weather in the public library in St.
Seeders had finished his weakfish he got up, put his arm around Tildy's waist, kissed her loudly and impudently, walked out upon the street, snapped his fingers in the direction of the laundry, and hied himself to play pennies in the slot machines at the Amusement Arcade.