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

Examples of arcade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with the latest and greatest slots, visitors can also enjoy a variety of table games, bingo, a kids arcade, concerts and special events as well as lodging with more than 250 rooms and RV parking. Gerry Frank | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Try your luck at Oregon’s top tribal casinos: Gerry Frank’s picks," 3 Oct. 2020 The plans also call for a restaurant, party rooms and an indoor arcade. Like Cannon Beach, the Strand plans a surf lagoon for beginners and experts. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, "Arizonans could be surfing in Mesa if a proposed development moves forward," 19 Sep. 2020 While playing games at an arcade, the duke ended up scoring a ton of tickets during a ball-throwing game that the couple played together. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Prince William Reportedly Had the Best Reaction to Losing to Kate Middleton in a Bake-Off," 18 Sep. 2020 When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater, gas stations and family cafe along streets shaded by towering cottonwood trees near a bend in the Little Bighorn River. Matthew Brown, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Native American tribes race to complete census before time runs out," 8 Sep. 2020 When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater, gas stations and family cafe along streets shaded by towering cottonwood trees near a bend in the Little Bighorn River. Matthew Brown, Star Tribune, "Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count," 8 Sep. 2020 The two-story, 23,500-square-foot business at 1485 E St. in East Village offers a restaurant, three bars, a bowling alley, karaoke rooms and dozens of arcade and table games. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Gaslamp’s Water Grill, Lou & Mickey’s hoping for a home run with baseball playoffs," 29 Sep. 2020 Yesterday, Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid were transformed into poreless avatars to virtually attend the GCDS digital arcade show. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Became Avatars at a Virtual Fashion Show," 25 Sep. 2020 In Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, the Glitch Bar converted from an adult arcade bar to an establishment that added sit-down food services inside and out. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "Bars begin serving sandwiches, hot dogs and more to reopen during COVID-19," 5 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of arcade was in 1685

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16 Oct 2020

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“Arcade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arcade. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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arcade

noun
How to pronounce arcade (audio)

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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