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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.

Gate Quotations

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Khalil Gibran

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
J. R. R. Tolkien

People talk about opportunity knocking, but the gate was always swinging in the breeze before I got to the door.
Rufus Sewell

I think of novels in architectural terms. You have to enter at the gate, and this gate must be constructed in such a way that the reader has immediate confidence in the strength of the building.
Ian Mcewan
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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
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