- 1A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge: she closed the front gate • figurative they were opening the gates of their country wide to the enemyMore example sentences
- 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 gateMore example sentences
- 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: a departure gateMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2The number of people who pay to enter a sports ground for an event: an average home gate of more than 12,000More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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:More example sentences
- 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 gateMore example sentences
- 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.
- 3.2An arrangement of slots into which the gear lever of a motor vehicle moves to engage each gear.More example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- Drivers can access the feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate.
- 3.3A device for holding each frame of a film in position behind the lens of a camera or projector.More example sentences
- 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 which depends on the combination of several inputs: a logic gateMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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] British Back to top
get (or be given) the gate
- North American • informal Be dismissed from a job.More example sentences
- 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.
Old English gæt, geat, plural gatu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gat 'gap, hole, breach'.