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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

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

  12. Origin: [OE. et, eat, giat, gate, door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v. Cf. Gate a way, 3d Get.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A gate to nature is a gate to heaven!

  2. Sorin Cerin:

    To be beyond yourself is the gate to wisdom.

  3. Arnold Glasgow:

    The future is the past returning through another gate.

  4. Daniel Ives:

    I would characterize this as white hot adoption out of the gate.

  5. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.

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