- a passage having an arched roof
- any covered passageway, esp. one with shops along the sides
- penny arcade
- a place somewhat like a penny arcade, containing coin-operated video games
- a line of arches and their supporting columns
- an arched building
Origin of arcadeFrench ; from ProvenÃ§al arcada ; from Medieval Latin arcata ; from Classical Latin arcus, arch: see arc
to make into or provide with an arcade
- a. A series of arches supported by columns, piers, or pillars, either freestanding or attached to a wall to form a gallery.b. A series of arches employed for decorative purposes.
- A roofed passageway or lane, especially one with shops on one or both sides.
- A commercial establishment featuring an array of large mechanical or electronic games, such as pinball machines or video games, that charge players money before each game.
transitive verbar·cad·ed, ar·cad·ing, ar·cades
To provide with or form into an arcade: closed off and arcaded the narrow street.
Origin of arcadeFrench, from Italian arcata, from arco, arch, from Latin arcus.