Definition of gateway in English:


Line breaks: gate|way
Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪtweɪ


  • 1An opening that can be closed by a gate: we turned into a gateway leading to a cottage
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    • With only two exits open - narrow gateways at that - there is no possibility that a panicked crowd could get safely to the lower level with no direction from anyone in authority.
    • New gateways and private entrances have yet to be created and farmers are still waiting for essential fencing work to be done.
    • The work involved the widening of the entrance gateway thus eradicating the danger of traffic emerging unto Church Road from the church grounds.
  • 1.1A frame or arch built around or over a gate: a big house with a wrought-iron gateway
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    • During these months, Wright's original vision of ornamental concrete arched gateways scaled to frame the auditorium became steel bridges on columns subordinate in size to the auditorium.
    • The gateway frames part of the curving balustrade, helping to point the way to the front door.
    • Through the arch of the inner gateway mined buildings are visible, scattered across a grassy plateau with the citadel on higher ground at the far end.
  • 1.2A place regarded as giving access to another place: Mombasa, the gateway to East Africa
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    • New buildings line the west edge of West Street; a new public square on West Street marks the gateway to the financial district.
    • Many investors and companies view Ireland as the gateway to the market of 370 million people, which comprises the membership of the European Union.
    • Two towers were built across the world from each other and were apparently the gateway to another world.
  • 1.3A means of achieving a state or condition: to me a home in the country was a gateway to happiness
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    • What is life to someone who wishes that death was a gateway to paradise and that life is just a journey of hardships?
    • This book - several feet high - is the gateway, literally by way of a hidden passage, to the next section, The Dragon's Hand.
    • The gateway course also provides a route in to higher education for those seeking a change in direction in terms of their career path.
  • 2 Computing A device used to connect two different networks, especially a connection to the Internet.
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    • All that we had was a customer that had two different gateways, two different internet connections; if one were to fail they would switch to the other one.
    • Implementing security at the internet gateway can block phishing email and sites.
    • The company also offers packaged Internet devices and Ethernet gateways.

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