1. a movable framework or solid structure, esp. one that swings on hinges, controlling entrance or exit through an opening in a fence or wall
2. an opening providing passageway through a fence or wall, with or without such a structure; gateway
3. any means of entrance, exit, or access, as any of the numbered exits at an airport
4. a mountain pass
6. a structure controlling the flow of water, as in a pipe, canal, etc.
7. Us a frame in which a saw or saws are set
a. a circuit with one output and two or more inputs, whose output is energized only when certain input conditions are satisfied
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈgated or ˈgating
11. British to confine (a student) to the college grounds
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Word origin of 'gate'ME < OE gatu, pl. of geat, a gate, akin to OFris jet, Du & ON gat, opening