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Definition of Gate


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

gate in Afrikaans is deur
gate in Dutch is draaihek
gate in Finnish is ovi
gate in French is porte
gate in German is Sperre, Pforte, Gatter, Schranke, Tor, Tor
gate in Hungarian is kapu
gate in Italian is valvola, porta, stolto
gate in Latin is porta
gate in Norwegian is port, grind
gate in Portuguese is porta
gate in Spanish is paso, puerta, verja, portillo
gate in Swedish is port, grind