Arcade



Architecture.

a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
an arched, roofed-in gallery.
Compare .

an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side.
an establishment, public area, etc., containing games of a mechanical and electronic type, as pinball and video games, that can be played by a customer for a fee.
an ornamental carving, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of a row of arches.
to provide with an arcade.
Contemporary Examples

Thematically, arcade Fire has always gone big as well, and Reflektor is no exception.
‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World Andrew Romano October 28, 2013

Beyond the opening monologue, one of the first sketches, a game-show spoof called “New Cast Member of arcade Fire?”
‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere: New Cast Members, Same Boring Show Kevin Fallon September 28, 2013

arcade Fire kicked off the night with a live performance of “Afterlife.”
The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool Kevin Fallon November 3, 2013

The one Penny arcade machine in working order at the bank that night has seen better days.
Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’ Benjamin Anastas October 14, 2012

Thousands of commuters and tourists jammed parallel train platforms and the shops in the arcade.
My Earthquake Experience in Tokyo Andrew Pateras March 10, 2011

Historical Examples

An arcade of the time of the Renaissance, extremely beautiful, but incongruous, encloses these carvings.
Barn and the Pyrenees Louisa Stuart Costello

He arranged another meeting, and returned to the arcade of the Pont Neuf.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

This arcade, at the most, is thirty paces long by two in breadth.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

The shop in the arcade of the Pont Neuf remained closed for three days.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

There is a remarkable series of sculptures above the arcade, which are extremely interesting and merit close study.
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield

noun
a set of arches and their supporting columns
a covered and sometimes arched passageway, usually with shops on one or both sides
a building, or part of a building, with an arched roof
n.

1731 (as arcado, from 1640s), from Italian arcata “arch of a bridge,” from arco “arc,” from Latin arcus (see arc). Applied to passages formed by a succession of arches, avenues of trees, and ultimately to any covered avenue, especially one lined with shops (1731) or amusements; hence arcade game (1977).
networking
A UK BBS for the Acorn Archimedes. Also has links with Demon Internet.
Telephone: +44 (181) 654 2212 (24hrs, most speeds).
(1994-11-08)

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