Adjective "gate" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.
  1. figurative 'they were opening the gates of their country wide to the enemy'
  2. 'The wall, the gates, the closed garage doors give the place an isolated feeling, which the builder marketed as security.'
  3. 'The front security gates open and close using hydraulic pressure, which is more efficient and reliable than electricity.'
  4. 'They stopped in front of a cattle gate in the fence surrounding a pasture about a hundred yards across.'
  5. 'Andrew drove up to the front gate; the gate was closed, but there was a check-in station.'
  6. 'The dwarves immediately start cutting stone blocks and constructing a wall across the front gate.'
  7. 'After only a few minutes they stopped in front of a large gate in a fence around what might have been a military base.'
  8. 'Paths, steps, walls, gates and fences draw the eye as well as the foot.'
  9. 'Here the paddocks were divided by stout post and rail fences with wooden gates.'
  10. 'She hit a button on the wall and the front gates swung open.'
  11. 'Make sure fences, walls and gates are in good repair, so children cannot slip through holes onto busy roads.'
  12. 'Her husband had been a porter at the palace gates until he was turned into a door knocker by a fairy.'
  13. 'These were placed at the gate or doorway of the house so that the returned souls could see where they were going.'
  14. 'All buses are asked to enter through the gate on the Blessington road and leave by the main gate with no access allowed on the section between the two gates.'
  15. 'They gained access via a gate which is used by council maintenance vehicles.'
  16. 'She watched as ribbons of light streamed out of the statue and formed a gateway, then stepped into the gate.'
  17. 'There are gates for our access, but we do not want the gardens open to the public.'
  18. 'At irregular intervals, metal doors and gates gave access to whatever was behind the wall.'
  19. 'Yesterday was also a special day, as we had 101 visitors through the gates accessing this Mexican produce.'
  20. 'She made her way, seemingly effortlessly, over walls, through gates and under hedges as the following horde tried in vain to make ground.'
  21. 'And I had him walk out of the door, down the steps, out the gate; and there was a woman waiting for him.'
  22. 'a departure gate'
  23. 'The flight was cancelled and the aircraft returned to the gate.'
  24. 'The group searched four airport departure gates and, after they could not find the man, returned to the checkpoint to retest the machine.'
  25. 'Most airlines allow cell phone use when a plane is on the ground or at an airport gate.'
  26. 'I decided to brass it and head for the departure gate without a boarding card.'
  27. 'The small group stood together at the departure gate at Sheridan Airport.'
  28. 'The reflective silence was not broken until we reached his gate at the airport.'
  29. 'At the gate of Kabul airport the first thing that catches the eye are the big colorful advertising banners with images of men and women laughing.'
  30. 'Some arriving planes waited two hours to get to a gate while departing aircraft queued up to be de-iced.'
  31. 'The type or size of aircraft assigned to each gate plays into the equation.'
  32. 'An exception would be a cargo operator flying parts for an airline, where the pilot would taxi right up to the airline gate to drop off a part.'
The number of people who pay to enter a sports ground for an event.
  1. 'Sports drew most of their revenue from gate money, but tended to set admission prices well below what the market could bear.'
  2. 'All gate money raised at the event will be presented to the Army Welfare Society for use of disabled soldiers.'
  3. 'It developed into a panel of professional bowlers who visited about 50 Lancashire greens a year, and who were paid a percentage of the gate money.'
  4. 'During the schism, and ensuing confusion, the money from the gates was down, so the church decided to get rid of one of its heads.'
  5. 'The Sharks can't survive on current gates and the hope is that by playing on Friday evening will open up the game to a new audience.'
  6. 'Not only are there sell out crowds in the Premiership but the Nationwide Leagues have been enjoyed increased gates over the last season.'
  7. 'Our gate money has gone into lawyers' pockets rather than into the development of the game.'
  8. 'At that time, they were at the bottom of the Fourth Division, with big debts and low gates.'
  9. 'It has the moral right to know whether the money collected from gates is ploughed back into the sport.'
  10. 'Clubs cannot live on their gate receipts and television money is non-existent so there is a definite need for clubs to be strong throughout the country.'
A device resembling a gate in structure or function.
  1. 'We now know that those gates are proteins which, by coiling and uncoiling like a snake, can change their configuration and hence their opening and closing like gates.'
  2. 'a sluice gate'
  3. 'They would use an area with a 6ft draught which would suit most boats and install a half-tide sill which would open like a lock gate when the water on either side became level.'
  4. 'Others were trapped in their homes by the sudden rise of the water overnight Thursday when authorities were forced to open gates of dams north of Manila to prevent damage.'
  5. 'With its gates closed, the wall would complete a waterproof ring around the area.'
  6. 'In flood years they open the gates and fresh water flushes through the Basin and the crawfish and the fishermen flourish.'
  7. 'Instead of slotting the gear lever through an H-patterned gate, you simply push it away from you repeatedly to change up, and pull back to change down.'
  8. 'Drivers can access the feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate.'
  9. 'I didn't think they made gearboxes this bad any more - the gate is far too tight so that I was forever slotting from first to fourth.'
  10. 'I'm convinced that film has a soul, and for me it's the jiggle in the [projector] gate.'
An electric circuit with an output which depends on the combination of several inputs.
  1. 'That is, the output of a gate is fed back into the input.'
  2. 'To use them, however, we need to implement them in physical reality so that the gates can perform their logic actively.'
  3. 'The prospect of 10 million gates in a device is stunning.'
  4. 'The logic gates used in the typical computers we know and love today were designed using classical laws of physics.'
  5. 'A couple of years later, scientists said they had created logic gates, another component of microchips that are used to form the basic circuits in computing.'
  6. 'Fundamental to these operations are electronic gates for handling Boolean logic.'
  7. 'Thus, the voltage connected to the gate controls the strength of the current in the channel.'
  8. 'The field effect transistor includes a gate over a silicon substrate.'
  9. 'The number of logic inputs are coupled to a number of gates of free standing vertical n-channel transistors.'


Confine (a pupil or student) to school or college.


    (in place names) a street.

      More definitions

      1. a movable barrier, usually on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure.

      2. an opening permitting passage through an enclosure.

      3. a tower, architectural setting, etc., for defending or adorning such an opening or for providing a monumental entrance to a street, park, etc.: the gates of the walled city; the palace gate.

      4. any means of access or entrance: The gate to stardom is talent.

      5. a mountain pass.

      6. any movable barrier, as at a tollbooth or a ro

      More examples(as adjective)

      "outs can be gate."


      (gate)Middle English (also meaning ‘way’ in general): from Old Norse gata; related to German Gasse ‘street, lane’.


      get (or be given) the gate