arcades

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Arcade \Ar*cade"\, noun [F. arcade, Sp. arcada, LL. arcata, fr. L. arcus bow, arch.]

1. (Arch.) (a) A series of arches with the columns or piers which support them, the spandrels above, and other necessary appurtenances; sometimes open, serving as an entrance or to give light; sometimes closed at the back (as in the cut) and forming a decorative feature. (b) A long, arched building or gallery.

2. An arched or covered passageway or avenue.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

arcade

noun

1: a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side

2: a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns [syn: {arcade}, {colonnade}]


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