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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gateway(noun)

    an entrance that can be closed by a gate


  1. gateway(Noun)

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

  2. gateway(Noun)

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

  3. gateway(Noun)

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

  4. gateway(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gateway(noun)

    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.

Anagrams for gateway »

  1. get away, getaway, get-away

  2. waygate

  3. Get away

  4. Get-away

  5. Getaway

How to pronounce gateway?

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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. Joe Biden:

    But let me tell you the truth of the matter is, there's not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug, it's a debate, and I want a lot more -- before I legalize it nationally -- I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.

  2. Anne Tolley:

    It is iconic and it is certainly is the centerpiece of the town's tourism. We also have fantastic beaches and walks and the kiwi, but Whakaari, you will have seen all the signs, we are the gateway to Whakaari.

  3. Vinayak Prasad:

    So it's also a gateway for young people, the answer is it needs to be regulated. WHO has clear guidelines – to get electronic cigarettes regulated. And if you are banning it, fine, but if you aren't banning it don't let it (go) free in the market, because the young people are taking it up.

  4. Andy Yoo:

    It was containment, the police cut off traffic out of Koreatown, while we were trapped on the other side without help. Those roads are a gateway to a richer neighborhood. It can't be denied.

  5. Matthew Barnes:

    We always say that dandelions are a good gateway invasive.

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