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arcade (noun) a covered passage with arches, and with rows of shops on either side; also a covered passage joining two streets.
A row of buildings, especially of shops, on one side, or on either side of a covered arched passage is called an arcade. If it is shops that are in the arcade, it is a shopping arcade. There can also be amusement arcades where games and amusement facilities are provided.
- One of the conveniences of a big city is the shopping arcades there which facilitates your buying all your requirements in one area, either in sun or rain.
- The shopping arcade, located in the downtown of the city, includes an amusement arcade too, where one can relax after a day of tedious shopping.