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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gatewaynoun

    an entrance that can be closed by a gate


  1. gatewaynoun

    An entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate.

  2. gatewaynoun

    Any point that represents the beginning of a transition from one place or phase to another.

  3. gatewaynoun

    A point at which freight moving from one territory to another is interchanged between transportation lines.

  4. gatewaynoun

    In wireless internet, an access point with additional software capabilities such as providing NAT and DHCP, which may also provide VPN support, roaming, firewalls, various levels of security, etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ga tewaynoun

    A way through gates of inclosed grounds.

    Etymology: gate and way.

    Gateways between inclosures are so miry, that they cannot cart between one field and another. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. gateway

    A gateway is a hardware device or software program that serves as a bridge or access point between two different networks, often enabling communication and data transfer between incompatible systems. It acts as an entry and exit point for data, translating information between different protocols or formats if necessary. Gateway is often used in the context of internet networks, where it routes data packets from a device to the internet and vice versa. It also provides security measures to protect the network's data and prevent unauthorized access.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gatewaynoun

    a passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense


  1. Gateway

    In telecommunications, the term gateway has the following meaning: ⁕In a communications network, a network node equipped for interfacing with another network that uses different protocols. ⁕A gateway may contain devices such as protocol translators, impedance matching devices, rate converters, fault isolators, or signal translators as necessary to provide system interoperability. It also requires the establishment of mutually acceptable administrative procedures between both networks. ⁕A protocol translation/mapping gateway interconnects networks with different network protocol technologies by performing the required protocol conversions. ⁕Loosely, a computer or computer program configured to perform the tasks of a gateway. For a specific case, see default gateway. Gateways, also called protocol converters, can operate at any network layer. The activities of a gateway are more complex than that of the router or switch as it communicates using more than one protocol. Both the computers of Internet users and the computers that serve pages to users are host nodes, while the nodes that connect the networks in between are gateways. For example, the computers that control traffic between company networks or the computers used by internet service providers to connect users to the internet are gateway nodes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gateway

    The passage or opening in which a gate or large door is hung. The gateway being a most important point in all fortified places, is usually protected by various devices. It is flanked by towers with loop-holes, from which assailants may be attacked, and is frequently overhung by a machicolated battlement, from which missiles of every description were poured upon the besiegers.

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  1. waygate

  2. get away

  3. getaway

  4. get-away

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gateway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gateway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of gateway in a Sentence

  1. Dyan Cannon:

    I just know Cary Grant was so intent on finding the gateway to God, my hunch was that it did n’t have anything to do with drugs. It was an inside out job.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    I wouldn't necessarily say an absolute shutdown, lockdown, but if someone is going from gateway to phase one to phase two and they get into trouble in phase two, they may need to go back to phase one.

  3. Renae A. Sauter:

    Your authenticity is the gateway to all good things

  4. Luis Hernandez Navarro:

    These schools are the gateway to move socially for the poor, rural students.

  5. Tom Patterson:

    Most people leave it on for days, weeks, or whatever, and they only turn it off when something slows way down, they just need to reset, to get in the habit of turning it off so it doesn't become a gateway of malware directly into your company.

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