arcade

[ ahr-keyd ]
/ ɑrˈkeɪd /

noun

Architecture.
  1. a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
  2. an arched, roofed-in gallery.Compare colonnade.
an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side.
an establishment, public area, etc., containing games of a mechanical and electronic type, as pinball and video games, that can be played by a customer for a fee.
an ornamental carving, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of a row of arches.

verb (used with object), ar·cad·ed, ar·cad·ing.

to provide with an arcade.

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Origin of arcade

First recorded in 1725–35; from French, from Italian arcata “arch,” equivalent to arc(o) “arch” + -ata; see arc-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for arcade

arcade
/ (ɑːˈkeɪd) /

noun

a set of arches and their supporting columns
a covered and sometimes arched passageway, usually with shops on one or both sides
a building, or part of a building, with an arched roof

Word Origin for arcade

C18: from French, from Italian arcata, from arco, from Latin arcus bow, arch
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