- a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
- an arched, roofed-in gallery.Compare colonnade.
verb (used with object), ar·cad·ed, ar·cad·ing.
Examples from the Web for arcade
I remember the rush when I even got close to an Asteroids game in an arcade or a pizzeria.
Even though it was a school day—about fifth period, I calculated—the arcade was filled with seventh graders.
Marketing data from the initial field test indicated that the game was being played virtually every minute the arcade was open.
Arcade Fire released the powerful music video for the song “We Exist,” featuring Andrew Garfield dressed as a woman.Andrew Garfield in ‘We Exist’ and More Celebrities in Music Videos|Marina Watts|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arcade Fire kicked off the night with a live performance of “Afterlife.”The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool|Kevin Fallon|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He stopped to send his officer to the Arcade; but the National Guard had been withdrawn from there, too.The Countess of Charny|Alexandre Dumas (pere)
An Early English wall with an arcade of lancets connects the vestibule with the north transept.The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
The arches of the arcade carry walls which rise above the roofs of the aisles, and light the nave.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
Octavia was frowning; Aurelius had turned crimson and nodded to his Gothic slave, who was standing aside under the arcade.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
He led me into an arcade surrounding the inner court of the building.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon|Austen H. Layard
British Dictionary definitions for arcade
Word Origin for arcade
Word Origin and History for arcade
1731 (as arcado, from 1640s), from Italian arcata "arch of a bridge," from arco "arc," from Latin arcus (see arc). Applied to passages formed by a succession of arches, avenues of trees, and ultimately to any covered avenue, especially one lined with shops (1731) or amusements; hence arcade game (1977).