someone who controls access to something
"there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief"
doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary(noun)
someone who guards an entrance
A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate
A person or group who controls access to something or somebody
A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, Pyronia tithonus, of the Nymphalidae family.
Origin: From gate + keeper.
A gatekeeper is a person who controls access to something, for example via a city gate. In the late 20th century the term came into metaphorical use, referring to individuals who decide whether a given message will be distributed by a mass medium.
The numerical value of gatekeeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of gatekeeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This jury found that Ernst & Young's job was to try to find this fraud, they were the gatekeeper and didn't do their job.
European leaders’ desperate attempts to enlist Turkey as Europe's gatekeeper are ignoring the manifest failures of the Turkish authorities to respect the rights of refugees and migrants.
The attackers came around 10:30 a.m. on a pick-up van, they drove it around the back of the school and set it on fire to block the way. Then they went to Gate 1 and killed a soldier, a gatekeeper and a gardener. Firing began and the first suicide attack took place.
We're listening because there's so much student distress out there and we know from the research ... two-thirds of the students, when they're really struggling, they don't go to campus mental health professionals or faculty or even their parents. They go to each other, so we knew that we needed to provide gatekeeper training at the student level.
The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking. If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion, we are the gatekeeper. Federal investigators say that in the week before he murdered dozens people and wounded more than 50 others at the Pulse nighclub in Orlando, Mateen visited another gun shop, where he purchased a pistol and a.223 SIG Sauer semiautomatic rifle. Authorities are still trying to determine the motives behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Justice Department released the full transcript of Mateen’s 911 call on the night of the massacre Monday. In his 50-second call to police he claimed responsibility for the terror attack and pledged allegiance to Islamic State’s leader. The summary shows that Mateen told negotiators he had a vehicle outside that has some bombs. Just to let you know. You people are gon na get it, and I'm gon na ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. Mateen claimed he had an explosive vest similar to the kind used by terrorists in France, referencing the November terror attack in Paris. In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on, Mateen said. He also reportedly told hostages that he would put suicide vests on them. No explosives were ever found on Mateen inside the club or in any vehicles outside. Mateen was armed with two guns during the rampage. Despite claims by the administration and law enforcement officials that ISIS did not direct Mateen to carry out the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday used the massacre as an example of why the terror group must be defeated.
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