Meaning of arcade

ar•cade

Pronunciation: (är-kād'), [key]
— n., v., -cad•ed, -cad•ing.
—n.
    1. a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
    2. an arched, roofed-in gallery. Cf. colonnade.
  1. an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side.
  2. 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.
  3. an ornamental carving, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of a row of arches.
—v.t.
  1. to provide with an arcade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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