arcade

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

arcade (plural arcades)

  1. (architecture) A row of arches.
  2. (architecture) A covered passage, usually with shops on both sides.
  3. (video games) An establishment that runs coin-operated games.

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Descendants[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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, The Death Shot, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 1, Chapter 25, p. 224,[1]
      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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Etymology[edit]

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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian arcata, equivalent to arc +‎ -ade

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Noun[edit]

arcade f (plural arcades)

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

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