- an entrance or passage that may be closed by a gate.
- a structure for enclosing such an opening or entrance.
- any passage by or point at which a region may be entered: New York soon became the gateway to America.
- Digital Technology.
- software or hardware that connects two disparate computer networks, as to enable the passage of information between a home or business network and the Internet.
- software that facilitates digital communication of text messages over cellular telephone networks.
Origin of gateway
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Examples from the Web for gateway
This made AIMS the gateway for all communications to and from the flight deck.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?
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Plus it is clear that plastic surgery is a gateway drug for those both so inclined and so well-heeled.The New World of Anti-Aging Dentistry
June 4, 2014
“For the girls who have never bought a business book, I think this can be the gateway drug,” Amoruso says.The ‘Nasty Gal’ Invasion: Sophia Amoruso Wants to Create an Army of #GIRLBOSSes
May 8, 2014
Bettles, Alaska has been a gateway for intrepid travelers who want to explore the pristine wilderness of the Arctic Circle.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
The AIMS units are the gateway for all communications to and from the flight deck.How Flight 370 Could Have Become a Zombie
March 19, 2014
The bloodshed at this point was greater than at the gateway.
For the purposes of this book we may consider Richmond as the gateway of the dale country.
Not far from the gateway, they came to a bridge, which seemed to be built of iron.
The gape of his enormous jaws was nearly as wide as the gateway of the king's palace.
In man, the gateway to the soul; in woman, the outlet of the heart.The Devil's Dictionary
- an entrance that may be closed by or as by a gate
- a means of entry or accessMumbai, gateway to India
- (modifier) allowing entry, access, or progress to a more extreme formgateway drug; gateway drink
- computing hardware and software that connect incompatible computer networks, allowing information to be passed from one to another
- a software utility that enables text messages to be sent and received over digital cellular telephone networks
Word Origin and History for gateway
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper