arcade

[ahr-keyd]
noun
1.
Architecture.
a.
a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
b.
an arched, roofed-in gallery. Compare colonnade.
2.
an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side.
3.
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.
4.
an ornamental carving, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of a row of arches.
verb (used with object), arcaded, arcading.
5.
to provide with an arcade.

Origin:
1725–35; < French < Italian arcata arch, equivalent to arc(o) arch (see arc) + -ata -ate1

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arcade (ɑːˈkeɪd)
 
n
1.  a set of arches and their supporting columns
2.  a covered and sometimes arched passageway, usually with shops on one or both sides
3.  a building, or part of a building, with an arched roof
 
[C18: from French, from Italian arcata, from arco, from Latin arcus bow, arch]

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arcade
1731, from It. arcata "arch of a bridge," from arco "arc," from L. 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).
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Arcade definition

networking
A UK BBS for the Acorn Archimedes. Also has links with Demon Internet.
Telephone: +44 (181) 654 2212 (24hrs, most speeds).
(1994-11-08)
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Example sentences
The roughness of the archaic foundations looked stronger and larger in scale
  for the refinement and certainty of the arcade.
Under the tiled arcade housing a bread oven as big as a garden shed, musicians
  unpack their instruments and tune up.
Haptic interfaces were first available to the public in the arcade.
The map unexpectedly revealed a pattern that's the spitting image of the video
  arcade icon.
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