meaning of arcade

arcade meaning in General Dictionary

a number of arches aided by the columns or piers which help them the spandrels above also needed appurtenances occasionally available serving as an entrance or even provide light sometimes sealed behind like in the cut and forming a decorative function

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  • a covered passageway with stores and stalls on either side
  • a structure consists of some arches sustained by articles
  • a number of arches using articles or piers which help all of them, the spandrels above, as well as other needed appurtenances; often available, providing as an entrance or even offer light; often closed during the right back (such as the cut) and creating an ornamental feature.
  • an extended, arched building or gallery.
  • An arched or covered passageway or avenue.

arcade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1731 (as arcado, from 1640s), from Italian arcata "arch of a bridge," from arco "arc," from Latin arcus (see arc). Applied to passages created by a succession of arches, avenues of woods, and in the end to any covered avenue, especially one lined with stores (1731) or amusements; hence arcade game (1977).


arcade meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Some arches utilizing the columns or piers which help all of them, the spandrels above, and other required appurtenances; often open, serving as an entrance or to give light; often shut behind (such as the cut) and developing a decorative feature.

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  • (letter.) An extended, curved building or gallery.
  • (letter.) An arched or covered passageway or avenue.

Sentence Examples with the word arcade

The Galleria Principe di Napoli is in a smaller arcade opposite to the National Museum, mainly occupied by shops where reproductions from the museum are sold.

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