- 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.
- 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.
Idioms about 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.
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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.Moore’s Law Lives: Intel Says Chips Will Pack 50 Times More Transistors|Jason Dorrier|August 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
A transistor is “on” when the gate allows current to flow, and it’s off when no current flows.Moore’s Law Lives: Intel Says Chips Will Pack 50 Times More Transistors|Jason Dorrier|August 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
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.Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past|Michael Tomasky|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot.Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They dumped his body at the gate of a black cemetery—his head and right arm were gone.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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.Blurred Lines at NY Sketchbook Museum|Daniel Genis|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet he feared to meet her eyes, and was glad of a saluting sepoy who swaggered jauntily past the open gate.
At once the sepoys at the Kashmir Gate fired a volley at the nearest officers, of whom three fell dead.
First through the gate came a company of Korean foot-soldiers, in blue uniforms.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Bride and bridegroom, accompanied by the weeping crowd, proceeded to the castle gate.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A rough track led to the gate, and Frank knocked loudly on an iron-studded door.
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with gate
see crash the gate; give someone the air (gate).