- 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.
- gate array,
- gate leg,
- gate money,
- gate theory,
- gate valve
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for gate
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
- 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
Word Origin for gate
Word Origin for gate
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for gate
n combining form
Word Origin for -gate
"opening, entrance," Old English geat (plural geatu) "gate, door, opening, passage, hinged framework barrier," from Proto-Germanic *gatan (cf. Old Norse gat "opening, passage," Old Saxon gat "eye of a needle, hole," Old Frisian gat "hole, opening," Dutch gat "gap, hole, breach," German Gasse "street"), of unknown origin. Meaning "money collected from selling tickets" dates from 1896 (short for gate money, 1820). Gate-crasher is from 1927. Finnish katu, Lettish gatua "street" are Germanic loan-words.
"provide with a gate," 1906, from gate (n.). Originally of moulds. Related: Gated (1620s). Gated community recorded by 1989 (earliest reference to Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, Calif.
suffix attached to any word to indicate "scandal involving," 1973, abstracted from Watergate, the Washington, D.C., building complex, home of the National Headquarters of the Democratic Party when it was burglarized June 17, 1972, by operatives later found to be working for the staff and re-election campaign of U.S. President Richard Nixon.
see crash the gate; give someone the air (gate).