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gate·way

 (gāt′wā′)
n.
1. An opening or a structure framing an opening, such as an arch, that may be closed by a gate.
2. Something that serves as an entrance or a means of access: a gateway to success; the gateway to the West.
3. Software or hardware that enables communication between computer networks that use different communications protocols. Also called router2.

gateway

(ˈɡeɪtˌweɪ)
n
1. an entrance that may be closed by or as by a gate
2. a means of entry or access: Mumbai, gateway to India.
3. (modifier) allowing entry, access, or progress to a more extreme form: gateway drug; gateway drink.
4. (Computer Science) computing hardware and software that connect incompatible computer networks, allowing information to be passed from one to another
5. (Computer Science) a software utility that enables text messages to be sent and received over digital cellular telephone networks

gate•way

(ˈgeɪtˌweɪ)

n.
1. an entrance or passage that may be closed by a gate.
2. a structure for enclosing such an opening or entrance.
3. any passage by or point at which a region may be entered.
4. software or hardware that links two computer networks.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gategateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gate
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
Translations
بَوّابَه، مَدْخَل
brána
portåbning
passerellepoint d'accèsporte
kapubejárat
hliî; aîkomuleiî
dovoz
geçit kapısıgeçit/giriş

gateway

[ˈgeɪtweɪ] N (gen) → puerta f (de acceso)
New York, the gateway to AmericaNueva York, la puerta a América
the gateway to successla puerta al éxito

gateway

[ˈgeɪtweɪ] n
(= entrance) → porte f
(fig) the gateway to the continent → la porte vers le continent
a gateway to success → une porte vers le succèsgateway drug n
It is thought that cannabis is a gateway drug to harder substances → On croit que le cannabis est une drogue qui incite à la consommation de drogue dure.

gateway

[ˈgeɪtˌweɪ] nporta
the gateway to success → la strada del successo

gate

(geit) noun
(a metal, wooden etc doorlike object which closes) the opening in a wall, fence etc through which people etc pass. I'll meet you at the park gate(s).
ˈgate-crash verb
to enter or go to (a party, meeting etc) without being invited or without paying.
ˈgate-crasher noun
ˈgate-post noun
a post to which a gate is fixed.
ˈgateway noun
an opening or entrance into a city etc, which contains a gate.
References in classic literature ?
The name of the gateway is inscribed above: 'This Moment.
Silently he moved north past the gateway which was closed by a massive gate which effectively barred even the slightest glimpse within the city beyond.
Thereupon she led the girl by the hand up to a broad gateway.
When several pressed me too closely, there before the carved gateway of Kaol, I leaped above their heads, and fashioning my tactics after those of the hideous plant men of Dor, struck down upon my enemies' heads as I passed above them.
But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
The gates had bars of pure gold, and on either side of each gateway were built high towers, from which floated gay banners.
The gabled brick, tile, and freestone houses had almost dried off for the season their integument of lichen, the streams in the meadows were low, and in the sloping High Street, from the West Gateway to the mediaeval cross, and from the mediaeval cross to the bridge, that leisurely dusting and sweeping was in progress which usually ushers in an old-fashioned market-day.
You look through an unpretending pane of glass, stained yellow--the first thing you see is a mass of quivering foliage, ten short steps before you, in the midst of which is a ragged opening like a gateway-a thing that is common enough in nature, and not apt to excite suspicions of a deep human design--and above the bottom of the gateway, project, in the most careless way
The moon was shining down upon the old gateway of the town, leaving the low archway very black and dark; and with a mingled sensation of curiosity and fear, she slowly approached the gate, and stood still to look up at it, wondering to see how dark, and grim, and old, and cold, it looked.
He lived at the last house in Bleeding Heart Yard, and his name was over a little gateway.
What made me think," he reflected, as he went under the gateway, "what made me think that she would be sure not to be at home at that moment
Eugenie concealed Louise in an angle of the gateway, so that if the porter chanced to awake he might see but one person.

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