What does gatekeeper mean?

Definitions for gatekeeperˈgeɪtˌki pər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gatekeeper(noun)

    someone who controls access to something

    "there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief"

  2. doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary(noun)

    someone who guards an entrance


  1. gatekeeper(Noun)

    A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate

  2. gatekeeper(Noun)

    A person or group who controls access to something or somebody

  3. gatekeeper(Noun)

    A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, Pyronia tithonus, of the Nymphalidae family.

  4. Origin: From gate + keeper.


  1. Gatekeeper

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gatekeeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gatekeeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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