Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "gate" []

  • A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway. (noun)
  • An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit. (noun)
  • The structure surrounding such an opening, such as the monumental or fortified entrance to a palace or walled city. (noun)
  • A means of access: the gate to riches. (noun)
  • A passageway, as in an airport terminal, through which passengers proceed when boarding or leaving an airplane. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gate" in a sentence
  • "TREMAYNE _enters from_ L. _and with his back to the audience tries latch of imaginary gate below scenic painted gateway_ L. BEL.NDA _turns her head, hearing imaginary click of the garden gate_ L. _She comes slowly back_ R.C.)"
  • "Outside the main gate is a new statue of Barbaro, with his ashes interred in the base."
  • "They find the same holy consternation upon themselves that Jacob did at his consecrated Bethel, which he called the gate of heaven; and if such places are so, then surely a daily expectation at the gate is the readiest way to gain admittance into the house."