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Definitions for gatehouse
ˈgeɪtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzgate·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gatehousenoun

    a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence


  1. gatehousenoun

    A lodge besides the entrance to an estate; often the residence of a gatekeeper; also a dwelling formerly used as such a residence.

  2. gatehousenoun

    A fortified room over the entrance to a castle or over the gate in a city wall

  3. gatehousenoun

    A shelter for a gatekeeper.


  1. Gatehouse

    A gatehouse is a type of fortified gateway, an entry control point building, enclosing or accompanying a gateway for a town, religious house, castle, manor house, or other fortification building of importance. Gatehouses are typically the most heavily armed section of a fortification, to compensate for being structurally the weakest and the most probable attack point by an enemy. There are numerous surviving examples in France, Austria, Germany, England and Japan.


  1. gatehouse

    A gatehouse is a building or structure, often separate from the main building or property, that is typically positioned at the entrance or gate of a large estate, park, town, or fortified structure. It is traditionally used to house gatekeepers or guards and serves to control or monitor access to the property.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gatehousenoun

    a house connected or associated with a gate


  1. Gatehouse

    A gatehouse, in architectural terminology, is a building enclosing or accompanying a gateway for a castle, manor house, fort, town or similar buildings of importance.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gatehouse is ranked #100302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gatehouse surname appeared 180 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gatehouse.

    96.1% or 173 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gatehouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gatehouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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