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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.


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



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.
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"
بَوّابَه، مَدْخَل
passerellepoint d'accèsporte
hliî; aîkomuleiî
geçit kapısıgeçit/giriş


[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


[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.


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


(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 periodicals archive ?
IGP Punjab issued orders to all field officers that they should discourage fake complaints and registration of fake FIRs in their concerned districts and also take action under 182 against fake complainants so that noble citizens may be provided protection.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case regarding the Islamabad IGP's transfer.
The Supreme Court on Monday was hearing the case of the Islamabad IGP's transfer after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice.
Chief Capital City Police Peshawar Qazi Jami-Ur.Rehman and SSP Operations Peshawar briefed the IGP about the security managements and live monitoring of the mourn processions through CCTV installed in various parts of the city.
The newly appointed Sindh IGP joined the civil services on November 1, 1988 and belongs to the 16th Common.
"ATI's RADEON IGP 320M represents an enormous breakthrough in features and performance for AMD Athlon-powered notebooks," said Reuven Soraya, Director of Marketing, Mobile Products, ATI Technologies Inc.
The IGP said that we all should work from the same platform for maintenance of the peace in the society.
The IGP Islamabad since assuming his charge has taken multiple initiatives that include aggressive enforcement and simultaneous awareness campaign against the menace.
An official, privy to the information, said the IGP had expressed utter displeasure at the 'bad habit' of the senior police officers to spend most of their time in their offices rather than going into the field.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Jawed's plea on the appointment of an IGP.
Adjourning the hearing till Tuesday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar suspended the notification regarding the Islamabad IGP's transfer.
The bench remarked if the IGP was transferred on a personal complaint of PTI senior leader Azam Swati.