arcade

noun
ar·​cade | \ är-ˈkād How to pronounce arcade (audio) \
plural arcades

Definition of arcade

1 : a long arched building or gallery
2a : an arched covered passageway or avenue (as between shops)
b chiefly British : a building that includes many shops A job fair … today will introduce locals to the details of the 250 jobs that a new shopping arcade will bring when its doors open this autumn.The Journal (Newcastle, England)
3 : a series of arches with their columns or piers
4 : an amusement center having coin-operated games

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One Lennon Wall in the busy Mong Kok district in a claw-machine arcade even got around the problem by putting up sticky notes on its glass walls from inside the store. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "Post-it notes are the new weapon of choice for Hong Kong’s protesters," 9 July 2019 Sadie Sink As Max Mayfield Max was new in town last season and befriended the bicycle boys after schooling them in the arcade. Abbey Maxbauer, refinery29.com, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Cast Brings A Few New Characters To Hawkins," 30 June 2019 The venue’s attractions will include an arcade, a DJ and dancing, a photo booth, casino games, a taco bar, a coffee cart, a rock wall, mechanical bull, tandem swing and more. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Rancho Bernardo, Poway High schools changing graduation celebrations," 5 June 2019 Arcade games are half price on Wednesdays and earn bonus cash when buying $20, $50 or $100 worth of arcade tickets. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 And unlike any arcade in my memories, there’s an extensive craft beer list. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 29 June 2019 And unlike any arcade in my memories, there’s an extensive craft-beer list. Noy Thrupkaew And Jim Webster, Houston Chronicle, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 28 June 2019 Scene 75 in Milford also offers fast go-carting in a more arcade-style atmosphere. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "What to do with your kids when it rains on summer break," 18 June 2019 At first, Danny and Karl can only move horizontally right and left on a two-dimensional axis, mimicking the visual approach of old-fashioned arcade cabinets. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Black Mirror: The Weird, Intriguing Intimacy of ‘Striking Vipers’," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of arcade

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arcade

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

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arcade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arcade

: a row of arches that are supported by columns
: an arched or covered passageway with many shops also, chiefly British : a building that includes many shops
: a place with many games that can be played by putting coins in them

arcade

noun
ar·​cade | \ är-ˈkād How to pronounce arcade (audio) \

Kids Definition of arcade

1 : a row of arches supported by columns
2 : an arched or covered passageway between two rows of shops
3 : a place with electronic games that are operated by coins or tokens

arcade

noun
ar·​cade | \ är-ˈkād How to pronounce arcade (audio) \

Medical Definition of arcade

1 : an anatomical structure comprising a series of arches

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