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Definitions of gate

  1. supply with a gate; " The house was gated"
  2. a door- like movable barrier in a fence or wall
  3. a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
  4. passageway ( as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
  5. total admission receipts at a sports event
  6. restrict movement to the dormitory or campus, of British schoolboys, as a means of punishment
  7. control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
  8. restrict ( school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
  12. The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
  13. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  14. The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
  15. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
  16. To supply with a gate.
  17. To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
  18. A way; a path; a road; a street ( as in Highgate).
  19. Manner; gait.
  20. An opening to allow entrance or passage; a frame or door which opens or closes such an entrance; a valve.
  21. A passage into a city, inclosure, or any large building: a frame in the entrance into any inclosure: an entrance.
  22. Passage- way; frame for closing an entrance.
  23. A passageway, as in a fence; a portal; also, a movable frame that serves to close it.
  24. Any means of access, power; supremacy.
  25. The passage into a city, an enclosure, or a large edifice; a frame of timber, iron, & c., which opens or closes the passage; the frame which stops the passage of water through a dam, lock, & c.; a way.
  26. An entrance door to a city, castle, & c.; a large frame of wood moving on hinges which opens or closes any passage; a door.
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Usage examples for gate

  1. But there's a little gate there? – The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron, and Augusta Groner
  2. The gate has given way. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. " Stop here," she said, as they reached the open gate. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  4. He was standing in the open air outside the gate. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  5. You did the whole business down there by the gate. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  6. Oh no, thank you, the car is at the gate. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  7. This led to the gate also. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. On top of it you will find a great plain and a house with a beautiful gate. – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  9. He brought her right to the gate. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. He ran down the garden steps to the gate. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  11. " I'll go down to the gate and speak to him. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  12. Try to open the gate. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  13. Tom said, as they entered the gate. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. But the ground is good when they have once got in at the gate. – The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  15. As I uttered these words, we reached the gate. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  16. As Mr. Wood let Miss Laura go through and then closed it behind her, he said, You are looking at that gate. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  17. I hope you do come back and that the police are waiting at the gate! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. And now we come to the Gate of Shame. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  19. But why did he not open the gate and come in? – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. Let's go as far as the old gate at any rate. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
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