Ar*cade" (#), n. [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.
A long, arched building or gallery.
An arched or covered passageway or avenue.
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