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arcade

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noun ar·cade \är-ˈkād\

Simple Definition of arcade

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arcade

  1. 1 :  a long arched building or gallery

  2. 2 :  an arched covered passageway or avenue (as between shops)

  3. 3 :  a series of arches with their columns or piers

  4. 4 :  an amusement center having coin-operated games

Origin and Etymology of arcade

French, from Italian arcata, from arco arch, from Latin arcus


First Known Use: 1725

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ARCADE Defined for Kids

arcade

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noun ar·cade \är-ˈkād\

Definition of arcade for Students

  1. 1 :  a row of arches supported by columns

  2. 2 :  an arched or covered passageway between two rows of shops

  3. 3 :  a place with electronic games that are operated by coins or tokens




Medical Dictionary

arcade

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noun ar·cade \är-ˈkād\

Medical Definition of arcade

  1. 1:  an anatomical structure comprising a series of arches

  2. 2:  dental arch





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