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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arcadenoun

    a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side

  2. arcade, colonnadenoun

    a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns


  1. arcadenoun

    A row of arches.

  2. arcadenoun

    A covered passage, usually with shops on both sides.

  3. arcadenoun

    Establishment running coin-operated games.

  4. Etymology: arcade, from arcata, from arcus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arcadenoun

    A continued arch; a walk arched over.

    Etymology: French.

    Or call the winds through long arcades to roar,
    Proud to catch hold at a Venetian door. Alexander Pope, Epistles.



    Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission (ARCADE) is a program which utilizes high-altitude balloon instrument package intended to measure the heating of the universe by the first stars and galaxies after the big bang and search for the signal of relic decay or annihilation. In July 2006 a strong residual radio source was found using the radiometer, approximately six times what is predicted by theory. This phenomenon is known as "space roar" and remains an unsolved problem in astrophysics. ARCADE has been funded by the NASA's Science Mission Directorate under the Astronomy and Physics Research and Analysis Suborbital Investigation program. The program is composed of a team led by Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. ARCADE was launched from NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, conducted under the auspices of the Balloon Program Office at Wallops Flight Facility. The balloon flew to an altitude of 120,000 feet (37 km), viewing about 7% of the sky during its observations.The instrument is designed to detect radiation at centimeter wavelengths. The craft contained seven radiometers which were cooled to 2.7 K (−270.45 °C; −454.81 °F) using liquid helium, with the intent to measure temperature differences as small as 1/1000 of a degree against a background which is only 3 K (−270.15 °C; −454.27 °F). The optics in the instrument package were placed near the top of the dewar flask which cooled them in order to prevent the instruments from seeing the walls of the container, thereby simplifying the processing of the observational data. This design choice necessitated the use of superfluid pumps in order to drench the radiometers in liquid helium. The design also utilized heaters in order to create a cloud of helium gas, in place of using a (relatively warm) window, which also simplified processing of the observational data.


  1. arcade

    An arcade is a covered passageway with arches along one or both sides, often lined with shops or galleries. Alternatively, it refers to a place of public entertainment, featuring various games, often coin-operated or amusement devices, such as pinball machines or video games.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arcadenoun

    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. Arcadenoun

    a long, arched building or gallery

  3. Arcadenoun

    an arched or covered passageway or avenue

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


  1. Arcade

    Arcade is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Arcade first appeared in Marvel Team-Up, vol. 1, issue #65. Arcade became one of the more popular villains in the Marvel Comics universe during the 1980s, and did battle with many other superheroes. Although confrontations with him rarely last more than one or two issues he has done battle with numerous superheroes from various corners of the Marvel Universe, although he has never once defeated any of them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arcade

    ärk-ād′, n. a row of arches supported by columns—the Gothic counterpart to the classical colonnade: the row of piers, or columns and arches, by which the aisles are divided from the nave of a church, or by which cloisters are enclosed: a walk arched over: a long arched gallery lined with shops on both sides. [Fr.—L. arcata, arched. See Arch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arcade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arcade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of arcade in a Sentence

  1. Tom Forte:

    From a hardware standpoint, I think you can make the argument that it's been more iterative than revolutionary, but I think that diminishes Apple CEO Tim CookFrom contribution to the company, apple CEO Tim CookFrom said...' What can Apple Arcade be ? Apple Arcade can be Apple Arcade, Apple Arcade can be Apple Arcade, Apple Arcade can be much more than the App Store.'.

  2. Wayne's World:

    Wayne All I have to say about that is asphinctersayswhat. Arcade owner What Wayne Exactly.

  3. Nick Santaniello:

    I grew up with the arcade and console games of the 80s and 90s, giphy Arcade harkens back to that sort of pop in the cartridge, turn on the power and you're off and running feeling.

  4. Michael Jackson:

    People wonder why I always have children around, it’s because I find the thing that I never had through them. Disneyland, amusement parks, arcade games—I adore all that stuff because when I was little, it was always work, work, work.

  5. Dan Morgan:

    To me,( digital services are) still complementary to the bigger picture, apple Arcade is still Apple Arcade, they still need to come out with new products, and the hardware is going to drive growth.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. sheath
    • B. reciprocal
    • C. evangelist
    • D. canopy

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