• The Lowther Arcade
    The Lowther Arcade
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arcade a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
    • n arcade a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals
    • Arcade (Arch) A long, arched building or gallery.
    • Arcade (Arch) 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.
    • Arcade An arched or covered passageway or avenue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pac-Man, Namco's 1979 arcade game, was originally called "Puck Man". The name was changed when they realized that vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter "P".
    • n arcade Properly, a series of arches supported on piers or pillars. The arcade is used especially as a screen and as a support for a wall or roof, but in all architecture since the Roman it is also commonly used as an ornamental dressing to a wall. In this form it is known as a blind arcade or an arcature, and is also called wall-arcade.
    • n arcade A simple arched opening in a wall.
    • n arcade A vault or vaulted place.
    • n arcade Specifically, in some cities, a long arched passageway; a covered avenue, especially one that is lined with shops.
    • n arcade In anatomy and zoology, those portions of the cranium having an arch-like structure and running from the postero-external to the orbital region. The inferior temporal arcade corresponds to the zygoma of mammals and is largely or entirely formed by the squamosal and jugal. The superior arcade, lacking in most vertebrates, is formed by the postorbital. A. S. Woodward, Vertebrate Palæontol., p. 144. See cuts under Diapsida and Synapsida.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1980, Namco released PAC-MAN, the most popular video game (or arcade game) of all time. The original name was going to be PUCK MAN, but executives saw the potential for vandals to scratch out part of the P in the games marquee and labeling.
    • n Arcade ärk-ād′ 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. arcade, Sp. arcada, LL. arcata, fr. L. arcus, bow, arch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. arcata, arched. See Arch.


In literature:

An arcade between the two towers forms a porch, the entrance to the interior whose central nave stretches out in great spaciousness.
"Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1" by Elise Whitlock Rose
Now these houses are arcaded, and so are those on the south side of the square.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
The walls of the chapter house are embellished with an arcade of trefoiled arches, surmounted by a cornice.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
The arcading running round the interior of the tower is very beautiful.
"Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey" by Thomas Perkins
On two sides of the square the houses overhung the pavement, and formed an arcade supported on squat pillars of wood.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Along it they advance between thick standing trees, the path arcaded over by leafy branches appearing as dark as a tunnel.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
This is the white arcade of a hotel where unbelieving dogs of travellers come in winter.
"Smaïn; and Safti's Summer Day" by Robert Hichens
Most of the houses are two stories in height with arcades or awnings that shelter the sidewalks.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It consists of five bays, of which the lateral ones are square turrets, covered with arcades, and terminated by spires.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
The hall itself, and the inner side of the carven arches of the arcade were in dense shadow.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
These arcades afford shelter from both the sun and rain, and one finds but little use for the English umbrella.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
One of the arcades is known as the Book Arcade, and the shops inside of it are almost wholly devoted to the sale of books.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
His "Comus" and "Arcades" had rivalled the masques of Ben Jonson.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
There were lifts on each side of this arcade, dozens of them, in cages.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
The clerestory is lighted by plain lancet windows, enclosed in an elegant arcading.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
To make way for this window a portion of the arcading of the first stage was cut away.
"Exeter" by Sidney Heath
The moon rose slowly in the heavens, behind the open arcades of the Coliseum.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
As we stood there in silence, Madonna Vittoria came forward from her shelter under the arcade and advanced to Dante, and addressed him.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
He came loafing along the arcade one arm flung about "Pellams" Chase.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Pier-arcade of the medieval church of the Panagia.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark

In poetry:

With cherries served in drifts of snow."
In vain hath a king power to build
Houses, arcades, enameled mosques;
And to make orchard-closes, filled
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
I lean upon my loggia's railing
And view the vineyard's saffron sheen,--
Its amber leaves in glory veiling
The purpling grapes, that hang between
Its long arcades of gold and green.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
To the solemn depths of the forest shades,
Thou art streaming on thro' their green arcades,
And the quivering leaves that have caught thy glow,
Like fire-flies glance to the pools below.
"The Sunbeam" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Wines of the wild grape hang from colonnades
whose broken shafts lie round the fountains rim.
Blossoming roses climb the balustrades
and over garden paths the arbors trim
prolong their close arcades.
"Elysian Landscape" by Clark Ashton Smith
The fir-trees rock'd, and the frozen ground
Gave back to his footstep a hollow sound;
And it seem'd that the depths of those awful shades,
From the dreary gloom of their long arcades,
Gave warning, with voice and sign.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
'Your priests have trampled the dust of mine without rueing,
Despising the joys of man whom I so much loved,
Though my springs boil on by your Gothic arcades and pewing,
And sculptures crude…. Would Jove they could be removed!"
"Aquae Sulis" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Arcades ain't dead, they're adapting.
Just ask the traveling DIY game creators of Punk Arcade , who like to set up self-made arcade machines in outdoor spaces.
The soft-spoken, 56-year-old Lewin bought his first pinball machine in 1976 and never looked back, running two arcades before turning to repairs and sales.
Childs started unjamming coins in arcades owned by his father when he was in first grade.
Kleisath said, "I was enamored with arcades in the '80s" but took a break from gaming in the '90s, what Childs calls "the Dark Ages," a time before the rise of the internet revived arcade culture.
Caine is a huge fan of arcades and decided to build his own out of cardboard boxes.
All he wanted was someone to show up and play at his arcade .
Wiley Wiggins appears in the special level of Hotline Miami designed just for Fantastic Arcade .
Little Boy's Dream, Caine's Arcade , Inspires the World.
Discovered by a California film maker, Caine's Arcade has become a tourist attraction and a more secure future.
(CBS News) So five months ago we introduced you to a very creative, young boy named Caine Monroy who had a dream of owning a popular arcade .
How the Heartwarming Story of 'Caine's Arcade ' Spawned a Movement.
So, remember when we told you about this awesome 9-year-old named Caine who made his own cardboard arcade .
Marquette Folkers Shadow Arcade .
On Friday local music groups Shadow Arcade and Team Awesome will be playing in the Beaumier U.P.

In science:

It is worth to remark that in these works the prominence is treated as an infinitely thin and long line, so that it has no internal structure, although the interplay of the filament current with the surrounding magnetic arcade and photosphere is taken into account.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
The prominence electric current lies on the dip of magnetic field lines at the centre of the arcade in (a) and at the center of the magnetic island in (b).
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
Currents are generated in the corona, and subsequent flux cancellation above polarity inversion lines tends to concentrate the associated magnetic helicity into either sheared arcades or twisted magnetic flux ropes [through the mechanism described by van Bal legooijen and Martens , 1989].
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux
Figure 2(a) shows, for this experiment, the vertical force balance in the central arcade along the latitude = 0◦ symmetry line for the initial equilibrium.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Shear flows are applied at the lower boundary, within the central arcade, to generate magnetic field parallel to the active region neutral line (in our 2.5D simulations the shear field will be the magnetic field in the ignorable direction).
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Future radio surveys with improved sensitivities and angular resolutions should help to clarify the origin of the ARCADE excess and offer the possibility to detect or constraint DM radio signals induced by DM.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Either the flux rope is present long before the eruption, or it is built up by reconnection of a sheared arcade from the beginning of the eruption.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
The emergence at and above the photosphere starts with sheared arcades. A pressure depression is present behind the flux rope.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
This drives converging flows toward the photospheric inversion line, and leads to reconnection of the arcade field lines.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Second, by removing the overlying arcades by coronal reconnection.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Amari and Luciani (1999) modeled a configuration, which can support a prominence based on a flux rope embedded in an overlaying, almost potential, arcade such that high electric currents are confined in the flux rope.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Figure 8: Schema of the three steps bringing a flux rope with overlying arcades in a unstable state at the edge of an AR.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Before the eruption there is an emerging flux that is reconnecting with an arcade overlying the filament.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Several observations and numerical models indeed show that all these effects contribute in building a flux rope from sheared arcades.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Coexisting Flux Rope and Dipped Arcade Sections Along One Solar Filament.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections