There are 2 definitions of gate in English:

gate1

Syllabification: gate
Pronunciation: /gāt
 
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noun

  • 1A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.
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    • Andrew drove up to the front gate; the gate was closed, but there was a check-in station.
    • The gunmen in all cases were greeted with hospitality and obeyed requests from the owners to close gates, not break fences or frighten animals.
    • Many walls, fences and gates have to be clambered over.
  • 1.1A gateway: she went out through the gate
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    • I found a group of men standing outside the gates of the port, clamoring for customers to get into their cabs.
    • At irregular intervals, metal doors and gates gave access to whatever was behind the wall.
    • The site now includes parking, special access gates, wide and clearly visible footpaths, reinforced grass areas and an interpretation board with Braille panel.
  • 1.2An exit from an airport building to an aircraft.
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    • The small group stood together at the departure gate at Sheridan Airport.
    • The group searched four airport departure gates and, after they could not find the man, returned to the checkpoint to retest the machine.
    • The flight was cancelled and the aircraft returned to the gate.
  • 1.3 [in names] A mountain pass or other natural passage: the Golden Gate
  • 2The number of people who pay to enter a sports facility, exhibition hall, etc., for any one event: [as modifier]: gate receipts
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    • By the very nature of their popularity, certain people can act as role models for the young, lend their good name to charity or simply add thousands to the gate of a sporting event.
    • They are currently lying seventh in the crowd table with an average gate of 8,662.
    • One, a bigger gate means greater admissions and therefore a greater return on the money.
  • 2.1The money taken for admission.
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    • It has the moral right to know whether the money collected from gates is ploughed back into the sport.
    • They cannot, should not and will not disturb the basic formula: pooling the TV money and splitting the live gate.
    • 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.
  • 3A device resembling a gate in structure or function, in particular.
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    • This strongly favors the hypothesis that the packing deficiencies detected in membrane gates might be functionally important.
    • Now model years 2001 to 2005 are being recalled because their rear lift gates, well, they could open during a crash.
    • 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.
  • 3.1A hinged or sliding barrier for controlling the flow of water: a sluice gate
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    • Workers removed a road and excavated swales to allow tidal action on the parcel, and installed a tide gate to permit water control.
    • The next morning, the kampu opens a wooden gate, releasing a flow of water that provides about nine hours of daytime irrigation.
    • Better and more precisely operated control gates were installed in the canals so that water could be measured more carefully.
  • 3.2 Skiing An opening through which a skier must pass in a slalom course, typically marked by upright poles.
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    • She picked up four seconds of penalties on her second attempt at the course after touching two gates.
    • This allows for speed to be carried off the ramp and into the first few gates of the course.
    • With gates to manoeuvre and unpredictable waters to negotiate, mental steel will be as vital as physical strength.
  • 3.3A device for holding each frame of a movie film in position behind the lens of a camera or projector.
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    • After some panicky confusion, the lights dimmed, and a single frame appeared locked in the projector gate.
    • I'm convinced that film has a soul, and for me it's the jiggle in the [projector] gate.
  • 4An electric circuit with an output that depends on the combination of several inputs: a logic gate
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    • That is, the output of a gate is fed back into the input.
    • Fundamental to these operations are electronic gates for handling Boolean logic.
    • These two gates are simply combinations of an AND or an OR gate with a NOT gate.
  • 4.1The part of a field-effect transistor to which a signal is applied to control the resistance of the conductive channel of the device.
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    • In an embodiment, the gate of a drive transistor is controlled by the charge on a storage node.
    • The field effect transistor includes a gate over a silicon substrate.
    • Transistors in each column of the display have connected gates and in each row have connected sources.

verb

[with object] (usually be gated) British Back to top  
  • Confine (a student) to school or college: he was gated for the rest of term

Phrases

get (or be given) the gate

North American informal Be dismissed from a job.
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  • I can't see him getting the gate under any circumstances, but the natives are very restless, and a .500 campaign or less will make things much worse.

Origin

Old English gæt, geat, plural gatu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gat 'gap, hole, breach'.

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noun

British
  • (In place names) a street: Kirkgate

Origin

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

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