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arcaded

[ahr-key-did] /ɑrˈkeɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
decorated with an arcade:
an arcaded entryway.
2.
housed in an arcade:
arcaded shops.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; arcade + -ed3

arcade

[ahr-keyd] /ɑrˈkeɪd/
noun
1.
Architecture.
  1. a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
  2. 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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  • The arcaded first story of the south elevation is open to the railroad car unloading shed.
  • At the ridge is a louvered, arcaded cupola capped with a hipped, slate roof and cresting.
  • Two tiers of arcaded central bays flanked by trabeated bays unify red brick facades on all elevations except the rear.
  • The east wing is seven bays long and is similar to the north wing except that it is not arcaded.
  • Originally the main building and the wings on the rear of the building were connected with an exterior arcaded walkway.
  • The square tower is at the north end of the building and is arcaded on the ground level.
  • Through the openings of the pavilion one enters a shallow arcaded area.
  • The side hall, carrying the full depth of the house, was divided into halves by a three-part arcaded screen.
British Dictionary definitions for arcaded

arcade

/ɑːˈkeɪd/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian arcata, from arco, from Latin arcus bow, arch
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Word Origin and History for arcaded

arcade

n.

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).

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