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a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
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), arcaded, arcading.
to provide with an arcade.

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

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arcade (ɑːˈkeɪd)
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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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
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.
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