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Definition of gate:

  1. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
  2. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
  3. A way; a path; a road; a street ( as in Highgate).
  4. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
  5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  6. Manner; gait.
  7. The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
  8. The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
  9. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
  10. To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
  11. To supply with a gate.

Synonyms:

gatehouse, arrivals, revolving door, accession, bounty, stopcock, portcullis, budget, archway, box office, logic gate, barrier, arch, admittance, money, issue, tap, passage, take, turnstile, entry, cock, baggage claim, valve, airstrip, approach, floor, aerodrome, cash flow, admission, wicket, amount, adit, captive audience, ingress, introduction, spigot, weir, baggage reclaim, way, apron, means of access, penetration, airside, house, moviegoer, gateway, port, bar, bond, mosh pit, hall, the gate, bailout, airfield, gatepost, appropriation, audience, full house, airport, access, doorway, air base, bankroll, blood money, concertgoer, change.

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