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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈgeɪtˌweɪ] nporta
the gateway to success → la strada del successo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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FSS Instant Payments supports quick on-ramp to the central payment infrastructure, with its Financial Messaging Gateway for payment service providers (PSPs).
The new products seamlessly integrate with the Sprint Enterprise Messaging Gateway allowing increased communications effectiveness via a combination of IP, SMS and voice messages; as well as cross carrier messaging.
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Single Touch Systems offers a multi-channel messaging gateway that enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
OMaking Single TouchOs messaging gateway available to NextGenOs network of doctors and participating pharmaceutical companies will help them reach patients with the critical information they need, when and where patients want.
India, April 15 -- Symantec has released its Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5, powered by Brightmail.
Showcased products will include Convergent Billing & Customer Relationship Management, Interconnect Billing, Mediation Gateways, E-Voucher Management, Promotions Management, Short Message Service Centre, Multimedia Messaging Centre, Messaging Gateway, Content Delivery, Mobile Wallet, Mobile Advertisement, Mobile Audience Response, Signalling Services and IVR, as well as advanced ERP, Document Management and Workflow Systems."We have maintained a consistent strong presence at this leading regional telecom forum; we're applying a focused marketing strategy in the telecom and multimedia area, and the Media & Telecommunications Convergence Conference rhymes effortlessly with our telecom marketing objectives", said Nael Salah, Managing Director at ESKADENIA Software.
Oracle and eServGlobal have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will purchase ownership of eServGlobal's USP assets, which includes a pre-paid charging application, a network-services platform and a messaging gateway, currently supporting more than 25 tier-one customers including the world's largest IT-based installation of pre-paid services.
The solution is based on Nokia Siemens Networks' Service Delivery Framework ecosystem and comprises of content management, a video gateway, a video portal, video streaming, messaging gateway platform, charging and partner management, among others.
The TMS acts as a messaging gateway to the joint task force, joint staff, other services, federal agencies, and sustaining base organizations.