What does GATE mean?

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gate

    gāt, n. a passage into a city, enclosure, or any large building: a narrow opening or defile: a frame in the entrance into any enclosure: an entrance.—v.t. to supply with a gate: at Oxford and Cambridge, to punish by requiring the offender to be within the college gates by a certain hour.—adj. Gā′ted, punished with such restriction.—ns. Gate′-fine, the fine imposed for disobedience to such orders; Gate′-house (archit.), a building over or near the gate giving entrance to a city, abbey, college, &c.; Gate′-keep′er, Gate′man, one who watches over the opening and shutting of a gate.—adj. Gate′less, not having a gate.—ns. Gate′-mon′ey, the money taken for entrance to an athletic or other exhibition, sometimes simply 'gate;' Gate′-tow′er, a tower built beside or over a gate; Gate′-vein, the great abdominal vein; Gate′way, the way through a gate: the gate itself: any entrance.—Gate of justice, a gate as of a city, temple, &c., where a sovereign or judge sat to dispense justice; Gates of death, a phrase expressing the near approach of death.—Break gates, at Oxford and Cambridge, to enter college after the prescribed hour; Ivory gate, in poetical imagery, the semi-transparent gate of the house of sleep, through which dreams appear distorted into pleasant and delusive shapes; Stand in the gate (B.), to occupy a position of defence. [A.S. geat, a way; Dut. gat, Ice. gat; not in Goth. and High Ger.; prob. related to get or gate.]

  2. Gate

    gāt, n. (Scot.) a way, path: manner of doing, esp. in adverbial phrases like 'this gate,' 'any gate,' 'some gate.' [Ice. gata; Da. gade, Ger. gasse.]

  3. Gate

    gāt, n. (Spens.) a goat. [A.S. gat.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GATE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GATE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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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