- an obstacle in a slalom race, consisting of two upright poles anchored in the snow a certain distance apart.
- the opening between these poles, through which a competitor in a slalom race must ski.
- Also called ingate . a channel or opening in a mold through which molten metal is poured into the mold cavity.
- the waste metal left in such a channel after hardening.
- a signal that makes an electronic circuit operative or inoperative either for a certain time interval or until another signal is received.
- Also called logic gate . a circuit with one output that is activated only by certain combinations of two or more inputs.
verb (used with object), gat·ed, gat·ing.
- to control the operation of (an electronic device) by means of a gate.
- to select the parts of (a wave signal) that are within a certain range of amplitude or within certain time intervals.
verb (used without object), gat·ed, gat·ing.
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Idioms for gate
- to reject (a person), as one's fiancé, lover, or friend.
- to dismiss from one's employ: They gave him the gate because he was caught stealing.
Origin of gate1
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Example sentences from the Web for gate
Healthe concedes its entry gate may not be as critical as its 222 nm products focused on air decontamination, but says it a valuable part of its layered approach to disinfection.Can far-UVC light reduce the spread of COVID-19 indoors?|Erika Fry|August 31, 2020|Fortune
One of the first major tech companies out of the gate with a questionably useful product is LG.LG’s battery-powered face mask will “make breathing effortless”|Ron Amadeo|August 27, 2020|Ars Technica
FinFET maintained fine control of current by surrounding the channel with a gate on three sides.
A transistor is “on” when the gate allows current to flow, and it’s off when no current flows.
If women’s soccer became popular and could attract those kinds of gates, that would take away from the men’s professional team.Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 16, 2020|Freakonomics
The Florida GOP senator stormed out of the gate Wednesday in the highest of dudgeons.
“We shoot at Sunset Gower Studios, and you can see the street through the gate,” he says.Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene|Kevin Fallon|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In earlier centuries academies existed to decide what was art, while today we have gallerists and critics at the gate.
To his astonishment, the driver found the gate open; guards already had abounded the border post.
In the case of Kudo-kai case boss Nomura, the appropriate Japanese proverb appears to be: “The mouth is the gate of misfortune.”
One by the gate, one against the wall at the other end, and two at each of the long sides of the inclosure.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
This was the gate discovered by Bliss a little to the east of the old fortress on Maudsleys scarp.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
The two men conversed together at the gate; then Mr. Thorne returned to explain.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
After walking a good distance, we arrived at a gate and lodge, where we stopped to inquire the way.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
They were met with much ceremony at the gate and conducted to the Golden Hall.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
British Dictionary definitions for gate (1 of 4)
- the number of people admitted to a sporting event or entertainment
- the total entrance money received from them
- a logic circuit having one or more input terminals and one output terminal, the output being switched between two voltage levels determined by the combination of input signals
- a circuit used in radar that allows only a fraction of the input signal to pass
Derived forms of gategateless, adjectivegatelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gate (2 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for gate (3 of 4)
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
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British Dictionary definitions for gate (4 of 4)
n combining form
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Idioms and Phrases with gate
see crash the gate; give someone the air (gate).