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Gate meaning

gate - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. restrict ( school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
  2. 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. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
  5. 5. The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
  6. 6. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  7. 7. The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
  8. 8. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
  9. 9. To supply with a gate.
  10. 10. To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
  11. 11. A way; a path; a road; a street ( as in Highgate).
  12. 12. Manner; gait.
  13. 13. Passage- way; frame for closing an entrance.

gate - examples of usage

  1. the Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace.
  2. He did not immediately answer her, but rose, too, and walked with her towards the gate. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I thought I heard the gate go. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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