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gate1 British & World English

A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge

gate2 British & World English

(In place names) a street

-gate British & World English

In nouns denoting an actual or alleged scandal, especially one involving a cover-up

gate English Thesaurus

the horse vaulted over the gate

enfant gâté British & World English

A person who is excessively flattered or indulged

Iron Gate British & World English

A gorge through which a section of the River Danube flows, forming part of the boundary between Romania and Serbia. Navigation was improved by means of a ship canal constructed through it in 1896

moon gate British & World English

(In China) a circular opening forming a gateway in a wall

tick gate British & World English

A checkpoint on a tick fence at which people and stock are inspected before being allowed to pass into or out of a protected area

toll gate British & World English

A barrier across a road where drivers or pedestrians must pay to go further

gate array British & World English

A regular arrangement of logic gates

gate lodge British & World English

A small house at the gates of the grounds of a large house

gate money British & World English

The total amount of money taken for admission to a sporting event

gate valve British & World English

A valve with a sliding part that controls the extent of the aperture

Golden Gate British & World English

A deep channel connecting San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean, spanned by the Golden Gate suspension bridge (completed 1937)

South Gate British & World English

An industrial city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 96,640 (est. 2008)

enfant gâté New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

person who is excessively flattered or indulged

kissing gate British & World English

A small gate hung in a U- or V-shaped enclosure, letting one person through at a time

starting gate British & World English

A restraining structure incorporating a barrier that is raised at the start of a race, typically in horse racing and skiing, to ensure a simultaneous start

get the gate British & World English

Be dismissed from a job

Brandenburg Gate British & World English

One of the city gates of Berlin (built 1788–91), the only one that survives. After the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 it stood in East Berlin, a conspicuous symbol of a divided city. It was reopened in December 1989

like a bull at a gate British & World English

Taking action hastily and without thought

AND gate in and British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal only when signals are received simultaneously through all input connections

NOR gate in nor British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal only when there are no signals on any of the input connections

not gate in not British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal only when there is not a signal on its input

OR gate in or1 British & World English

Denoting a gate circuit which produces an output if there is a signal on any of its inputs

gatepost British & World English

A post on which a gate is hinged, or against which it shuts

lychgate British & World English

A roofed gateway to a churchyard, formerly used at burials for sheltering a coffin until the clergyman’s arrival

NAND gate in NAND British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal unless there are signals on all of its inputs

get the gate in gate1 British & World English

Be dismissed from a job

gatecrash British & World English

Enter (a party or other gathering) without an invitation or ticket

gateman in gatekeeper British & World English

An attendant employed to control who goes through a gate

sluice British & World English

A sliding gate or other device for controlling the flow of water, especially one in a lock gate

sluice gate in sluice British & World English

A sliding gate or other device for controlling the flow of water, especially one in a lock gate

wastegate British & World English

A device in a turbocharger which regulates the pressure at which exhaust gases pass to the turbine by opening or closing a vent to the exterior

wicket gate in wicket British & World English

A small door or gate, especially one beside or in a larger one

exclusive OR gate in exclusive OR British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal when a signal is received through one and only one of its two inputs

like a bull at a gate in bull1 British & World English

Taking action hastily and without thought


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