Definitions for GATEgeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gategeɪt(n.; v.)gat•ed, gat•ing.
(n.)a movable barrier, usu. on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure.
an opening permitting passage through an enclosure.
a tower, architectural setting, etc., for defending or adorning such an opening or for providing a monumental entrance to a street, park, etc.
any means of access or entrance:
the gate to success.
a mountain pass.
any movable barrier, as at a tollbooth or a railroad crossing.
Ref: starting gate.
a gateway or passageway in a passenger terminal or pier that leads to a place for boarding a train, plane, or ship.
a sliding barrier for regulating the passage of water, steam, or the like, as in a dam or pipe; valve.
Category: Civil Engineering
an obstacle in a slalom race, consisting of two upright poles anchored in the snow a certain distance apart. the opening between these poles, through which a competitor in a slalom race must ski.
the total number of persons who pay for admission to an athletic contest, a performance, an exhibition, etc.
the total receipts from such admissions.
a temporary channel in a cell membrane through which substances diffuse into or out of a cell.
Category: Cell Biology
a circuit with one output that is actuated only by certain combinations of two or more inputs.
Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism
the gate, rejection; dismissal:
to give a boyfriend the gate.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.t.)(at British universities) to punish by confining to the college grounds.
to control the operation of (an electronic device) by means of a gate.
Origin of gate:
bef. 900; OE geat (pl. gatu), c. OFris gat hole, OS: eye of a needle; cf. gate2
Archaic. a path; way.
Origin of gate:
1150–1200; ME < ON gata path
a combining form extracted from Watergate , occurring as the final element in journalistic coinages, usu. nonce words, that name scandals resulting from concealed crime or other improprieties in government or business:
Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix
a movable barrier in a fence or wall
gate, logic gate(noun)
a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
total admission receipts at a sports event
passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
supply with a gate
"The house was gated"
control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a door or entrance in a fence or wall
a farm gate; the gates to the palace
the place at an airport where passengers get onto an airplane
Your flight will be boarding at gate 37.
a large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed
an opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit
a door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc
the places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might
in a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into
the channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate
the waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece
to supply with a gate
to punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual
a way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate)
Translations for GATE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a metal, wooden etc doorlike object which closes) the opening in a wall, fence etc through which people etc pass
I'll meet you at the park gate(s).
- portãoPortuguese (BR)
- brána, vrataCzech
- das TorGerman
- port; lågeDanish
- πύλη, αυλόπορταGreek
- puerta; verjaSpanish
- دروازه؛ محل ورود و خروجFarsi
- porte, barrièreFrench
- cancello; portoneItalian
- (울타리, 담 등에 있는) 문, 사립문, 살문Korean
- pintu pagarMalay
- hek, poortDutch
- port, grindNorwegian
- دروازه؛ محل ورود و خروجPersian
- لوى ور ( لكه دكور ) ور، خوله ( مدخل )، دروازه: وت، چوړګهPashto
- poartă, barierăRomanian
- brána; vrátaSlovak
- 大門Chinese (Trad.)
- ворота, хвірткаUkrainian
- دیوار یا لوہے کے فریم میں لگا پھاٹکUrdu
- 大门Chinese (Simp.)
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