- IPA: /ɡeɪt/
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- A doorlike structure outside a house .
- Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall .
- Movable barrier .
- ( computing ) A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are and, or, nand, etc .
- ( cricket ) The gap between a batsman's bat and pad .
- The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event .
- ( flow cytometry ) A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots .
- passageway ( as in an air terminal ) where passengers can embark or disembark .
- ( electronics ) The name of the controlling terminal of a field effect transistor ( FET ) .
- ( now Scotland, northern UK ) A way, path .
- ( obsolete ) A journey.
- ( Northern England ) A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street .
- Combined with keywords to form the names of scandals.
supply with a gate
- Gate ( gāt ), n. [OE. ȝet, ȝeat, giat, gate, door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v. Cf. Gate a way, 3d Get.]
1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
Knowest thou the way to Dover?
Both stile and gate, horse way and footpath. Shak.
Opening a gate for a long war. Knolles.
3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
4. ( Script. ) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt. xvi. 18.
5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
6. ( Founding ) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. [Written also geat and git.]
Gate chamber, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock, which receives the opened gate. -- Gate channel. See Gate, 5. -- Gate hook, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge. -- Gate money, entrance money for admission to an inclosure. -- Gate tender, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing. -- Gate valva, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate which affords a straight passageway when open. -- Gate vein ( Anat. ), the portal vein. -- To break gates ( Eng. Univ. ), to enter a college inclosure after the hour to which a student has been restricted. -- To stand in the gate or To stand in the gates, to occupy places or advantage, power, or defense.
- Gate, v. t.
1. To supply with a gate.
2. ( Eng. Univ. ) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
- Gate, n. [Icel. gata; akin to SW. gata street, lane, Dan. gade, Goth. gatwö, G. gasse. Cf. Gate a door, Gait.]
1. A way; a path; a road; a street ( as in Highgate ). [O. Eng. & Scot.]
I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a woman, in my gate. Sir W. Scott.
2. Manner; gait. [O. Eng. & Scot.]
- Geat ( gēt ), n. [See Gate a door.] ( Founding ) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting. [Written also git, gate.]
- Sash, n. [F. châssis a frame, sash, fr. châsse a shrine, reliquary, frame, L. capsa. See Case a box.]
1. The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
2. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; -- also called gate.
French sash, a casement swinging on hinges; -- in distinction from a vertical sash sliding up and down.
Old English ġeat, from Proto-Germanic *gatan ( “hole, opening” ) ( cf. Swedish/Dutch gat, Low German Gaat, Gööt ), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰed-ye/o ( “to defecate” ) ( cf. Albanian dhjes, Ancient Greek χέζω ( khézō ), Old Armenian ձետ ( jet, “tail” ), Avestan ... ( zadah ) 'rump' ) .
From Old Norse gata, from Proto-Germanic *gatōn. Cognate with Danish gade, Swedish gata, German Gasse ( “lane” ) .
By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/16 15:52 UTC Version )
Back-formation from Watergate .
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