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1. A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.
a. An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit.
b. The structure surrounding such an opening, such as the monumental or fortified entrance to a palace or walled city.
a. A doorway or walkway in a terminal, as at an airport, through which passengers proceed when embarking or disembarking.
b. A waiting area inside a terminal, abutting such a doorway or walkway.
4. A means of access: the gate to riches.
5. A mountain pass.
6. The total paid attendance or admission receipts at a public event: a good gate at the football game.
7. A device for controlling the passage of water or gas through a dam or conduit.
8. The channel through which molten metal flows into a shaped cavity of a mold.
9. Sports A passage between two upright poles through which a skier must go in a slalom race.
10. A logic gate.
tr.v. gat·ed, gat·ing, gatesIdioms:
1. Chiefly British To confine (a student) to the grounds of a college as punishment.
2. Electronics To select part of (a wave) for transmission, reception, or processing by magnitude or time interval.
3. To furnish with a gate: "The entrance to the rear lawn was also gated" (Dean Koontz).
get the gate Slang
To be dismissed or rejected.
give (someone) the gate Slang
1. To discharge from a job.
2. To reject or jilt.
[Middle English, from Old English geat.]
1. A path or way.
2. A particular way of acting or doing; manner.
Gates(gāts), Horatio 1728?-1806.
American Revolutionary general who became a hero after winning the Battle of Saratoga (1777) but suffered a humiliating defeat at Camden, South Carolina (1780).
Gates, William Henry Known as "Bill." Born 1955.
American computer software designer and business executive who cofounded Microsoft in 1975 and as chairman built it into one of the largest computer software manufacturers in the world.
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1. (Biography) Bill, full name William Henry Gates. born 1955, US computer-software executive and philanthropist; founder (1976) of Microsoft Corporation
2. (Biography) Henry Louis. born 1950, US scholar and critic, who pioneered African-American studies in such works as Figures in Black (1987)
3. (Biography) Horatio. ?1728–1806, American Revolutionary general: defeated the British at Saratoga (1777)
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1. Horatio, 1728–1806, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
2. William (Bill), born 1956, U.S. computer software entrepreneur.
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Two solid uniform flagpoles, alternately blue or red with flags of the same color; used to define twisting slalom courses.
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