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gate 1

1. A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.
a. An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit.
b. The structure surrounding such an opening, such as the monumental or fortified entrance to a palace or walled city.
a. A doorway or walkway in a terminal, as at an airport, through which passengers proceed when embarking or disembarking.
b. A waiting area inside a terminal, abutting such a doorway or walkway.
4. A means of access: the gate to riches.
5. A mountain pass.
6. The total paid attendance or admission receipts at a public event: a good gate at the football game.
7. A device for controlling the passage of water or gas through a dam or conduit.
8. The channel through which molten metal flows into a shaped cavity of a mold.
9. Sports A passage between two upright poles through which a skier must go in a slalom race.
10. A logic gate.
tr.v. gat·ed, gat·ing, gates
1. Chiefly British To confine (a student) to the grounds of a college as punishment.
2. Electronics To select part of (a wave) for transmission, reception, or processing by magnitude or time interval.
3. To furnish with a gate: "The entrance to the rear lawn was also gated" (Dean Koontz).
get the gate Slang
To be dismissed or rejected.
give (someone) the gate Slang
1. To discharge from a job.
2. To reject or jilt.

[Middle English, from Old English geat.]

gate 2

n. Archaic
1. A path or way.
2. A particular way of acting or doing; manner.

[Middle English, from Old Norse gata; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈgeɪ tɪd)

being a residential neighborhood protected by gates, walls, guards, or other security measures: a gated community.
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adjmit einem Tor versehen, durch ein Tor abgeschlossen; gated communitybewachtes Wohnviertel, bewachte Wohnanlage
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Historic town plans show many back alleys were gated but the iron gates were removed for material during World War II and were never replaced.
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She paints a picture of gated communities as separatist enclaves, with residents relying on gates and guards to wall them off from the contemporary world of crime and kidnapping.
Opulence and a growing fear of crime helped drive the proliferation of gated communities in the 1980s.
A gated cave retains all its normal conditions; the only difference is that vandals can no longer get in to destroy the bats or their habitat.