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

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven Thomas:

    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.

  2. Amnesty International:

    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.

  3. Issam Uddin:

    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.

  4. Dori Hutchinson:

    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.

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