- 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.
Origin of arcade
Related Words for arcademall, gallery, walkway, portico, passageway, cloister, colonnade, piazza, loggia, stoa
Examples from the Web for arcade
Contemporary Examples of 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.
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Historical Examples of arcade
This arcade, at the most, is thirty paces long by two in breadth.
The arcade now assumes the aspect of a regular cut-throat alley.
She accompanied the guests into the arcade, and Laurent also went down with a lamp in his hand.
He arranged another meeting, and returned to the Arcade of the Pont Neuf.
The shop in the Arcade of the Pont Neuf remained closed for three days.
Word Origin 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).