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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 ?
Then we made a turn through a gateway in a tunnel connecting with ours--a gateway which seems to have been opened by the earthquake-- and we came here, just now.
Why, it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little more than a baby herself; when Monsieur in riding through the gateway of Valmonde had found her lying asleep in the shadow of the big stone pillar.
The instant this was done they issued through the broken gateway, and stealing out by a direction opposite to the one by which they entered, they quitted the spot, the sisters casting furtive glances at the silent, grave and crumbling ruin, as they left the soft light of the moon, to bury themselves in the gloom of the woods.
A huge load of oak-wood was passing through the gateway, towards the outbuildings in the rear; the fat cook--or probably it might be the housekeeper--stood at the side door, bargaining for some turkeys and poultry which a countryman had brought for sale.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
We went into the yard through a stone gateway, and John asked for Mr.
It was built in the Moorish fashion,--a square building enclosing a court-yard, into which the carriage drove through an arched gateway.
Now the view broadens; through the gateway of the sentinel headlands you gaze out over the wide Rhine plain, which stretches away, softly and richly tinted, grows gradually and dreamily indistinct, and finally melts imperceptibly into the remote horizon.
It's your turn, Rebecca, and I'm glad, too," said Emma Jane, drawing up to a gateway and indicating a house that was set a considerable distance from the road.
Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.
When they arrived at the gateway where he had paused in the dark not many hours before, to picture to himself on which of the rough stones of the street her feet had trodden, he lifted her again, and carried her up the staircase to their rooms.
The fog and frost so hung about the black old gateway of the house, that it seemed as if the Genius of the Weather sat in mournful meditation on the threshold.

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