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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar*cade"
  1. [Arch]
    1. 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.
    2. A long, arched building or gallery.
  2. An arched or covered passageway or avenue.

Etymology: F. arcade, Sp. arcada, LL. arcata, fr. L. arcus bow, arch

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
  2. A covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side

French arcade, from Italian arcata (“arch of a bridge”), from Latin arcus (“arc”).

  1. (architecture) A row of arches.
  2. (architecture) A covered passage, usually with shops on both sides.
  3. (video games) An establishment that runs coin-operated games.

arcade was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and French

Notable Persons Named Arcade

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Arcade

Arcade is a comics character.


Penny Arcade is a performance artist and playwright. Penny was given the name Susana Ventura on July 15th, 1950 in New Britain, Connecticut, United States.


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Fun Facts about the name Arcade

  • When was the first name Arcade first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arcade is Wednesday, November 19th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Arcade? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arcade. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arcade: Your name in reverse order is Edacra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdaace. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arcade born May 4, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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