"gate" Definition

  1. n. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
  2. n. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
  3. n. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
  4. n. The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
  5. n. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  6. n. The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
  7. n. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
  8. v. t. To supply with a gate.
  9. v. t. To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
  10. n. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
  11. n. Manner; gait.

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Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. t., n., n.,
Words that start with "gate": 8
Words that end with "gate": 112
Words that contain "gate": 174
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English Dictionary Definition of gate

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