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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Italian arcata, from arca 'arch'

arcade

noun
     
ar‧cade [countable]
1AATBB a covered passage at the side of a row of buildings with pillars and arches supporting it on one side
2 a covered passage between two streets with shops on each side of it
3 British English also shopping arcadeBBT a large building or part of a building where there are many shops
4DL an amusement arcade:
arcade games
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