arcade

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

ar·cade

noun \är-ˈkād\

: a row of arches that are supported by columns

: an arched or covered passageway with many shops; also : a building that includes many shops

: a place with many games that can be played by putting coins in them

Full Definition of ARCADE

1
:  a long arched building or gallery
2
:  an arched covered passageway or avenue (as between shops)
3
:  a series of arches with their columns or piers
4
:  an amusement center having coin-operated games

Origin of ARCADE

French, from Italian arcata, from arco arch, from Latin arcus
First Known Use: 1725

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

ar·cade

noun \är-ˈkād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ARCADE

1
: an anatomical structure comprising a series of arches

arcade

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Series of arches, supported by columns or piers, joined together end to end in a row. When supporting a roof, an arcade may function as a passageway adjacent to a solid wall, a covered walkway that provides access to adjacent shops, or a transitional element surrounding an open internal court. See also colonnade.

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