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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

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

We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have 'guardians at the gate.'
Allen West

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

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
D. H. Lawrence

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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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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