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gate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'gate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Gate [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
- The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
- In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
- The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
- The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
- A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
- Manner; gait.
2 . Gate [ v. t.]
- To supply with a gate.
- To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.

Meaning of 'gate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . gate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- supply with a gate
Example in sentence:
  • The house was gated