Definitions for GATEgeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gategeɪt(n.; v.)gat•ed, gat•ing.

  1. (n.)a movable barrier, usu. on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure.

  2. an opening permitting passage through an enclosure.

  3. a tower, architectural setting, etc., for defending or adorning such an opening or for providing a monumental entrance to a street, park, etc.

  4. any means of access or entrance:

    the gate to success.

  5. a mountain pass.

  6. any movable barrier, as at a tollbooth or a railroad crossing.

    Category: Transportation

  7. Ref: starting gate.

  8. a gateway or passageway in a passenger terminal or pier that leads to a place for boarding a train, plane, or ship.

    Category: Transportation

  9. a sliding barrier for regulating the passage of water, steam, or the like, as in a dam or pipe; valve.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  10. 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.

    Category: Sport

  11. the total number of persons who pay for admission to an athletic contest, a performance, an exhibition, etc.

  12. the total receipts from such admissions.

  13. a temporary channel in a cell membrane through which substances diffuse into or out of a cell.

    Category: Cell Biology

  14. a circuit with one output that is actuated only by certain combinations of two or more inputs.

    Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

  15. the gate, rejection; dismissal:

    to give a boyfriend the gate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  16. (v.t.)(at British universities) to punish by confining to the college grounds.

  17. to control the operation of (an electronic device) by means of a gate.

    Category: Electronics

Origin of gate:

bef. 900; OE geat (pl. gatu), c. OFris gat hole, OS: eye of a needle; cf. gate2


  1. Archaic. a path; way.

Origin of gate:

1150–1200; ME < ON gata path


  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gate(noun)

    a movable barrier in a fence or wall

  2. gate, logic gate(noun)

    a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs

  3. gate(noun)

    total admission receipts at a sports event

  4. gate(verb)

    passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark

  5. gate(verb)

    supply with a gate

    "The house was gated"

  6. gate(verb)

    control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate

  7. gate(verb)

    restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gate(noun)ɪt

    a door or entrance in a fence or wall

    a farm gate; the gates to the palace

  2. gateɪt

    the place at an airport where passengers get onto an airplane

    Your flight will be boarding at gate 37.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gate(noun)

    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

  2. Gate(noun)

    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

  3. Gate(noun)

    a door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc

  4. Gate(noun)

    the places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might

  5. Gate(noun)

    in a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into

  6. Gate(noun)

    the channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate

  7. Gate(noun)

    the waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece

  8. Gate(verb)

    to supply with a gate

  9. Gate(verb)

    to punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual

  10. Gate(noun)

    a way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate)

  11. Gate(noun)

    manner; gait


  1. Gate

    A gate or gateway is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or a moderately sized opening in some sort of fence. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative. Other terms for gate include yett and port. The word derives from the old Norse "gata", meaning road or path, and originally referred to the gap in the wall or fence, rather than the barrier which closed it. A gate may have a latch to keep it from swinging and a lock for security. Larger gates can be used for a whole building, such as a castle or fortified town, or the actual doors that block entry through the gatehouse. Today, many gate doors are opened by an automated gate operator.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GATE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2949

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GATE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2370

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GATE' in Nouns Frequency: #851

Anagrams of GATE

  1. Geta

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).

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