See also: Arcade

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An arcade covering a sidewalk (sense 1).
 
An arcade game (sense 3).

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Unadapted borrowing from French arcade, from Italian arcata (arch of a bridge), from Latin arcus (arc).

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arcade (plural arcades)

  1. (architecture) A row of arches.
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Bigland, “Fab Four: the nation's finest stations: London Bridge”, in RAIL, number 948, page 31:
      The walk down to the Underground station is equally easy, as you pass through the restored undercroft along an arcade of two-way spanning 'quadripartite' arches.
  2. (architecture) A covered passage, usually with shops on both sides.
  3. An establishment that runs coin-operated games.

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  • Japanese: アーケード
  • Afrikaans: arcade
  • Czech: arkádové

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arcade (third-person singular simple present arcades, present participle arcading, simple past and past participle arcaded)

  1. (transitive) To cover (something) as with a series of arches.
    • 1873, Thomas Mayne Reid, chapter 25, in The Death Shot,[1], volume 1, London: Chapman and Hall, page 224:
    its trottoirs brick-paved, and shaded by trees of almost tropical foliage— conspicuous among them the odoriferous magnolia, and the melia azedarach, or “Pride of China,”—these in places completely arcading the street—

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Borrowed from French arcade.

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arcade f (plural arcaden or arcades, diminutive arcadetje n)

  1. (architecture) arcade (array of arches)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian arcata. By surface analysis, arc +‎ -ade.

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arcade f (plural arcades)

  1. (architecture) arcade
  2. (anatomy) arch, ridge
  3. (gaming) arcade

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