Meaning of GATE in English
I. gate 1 S2 W2 /ɡeɪt/ BrE AmE noun
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: geat ]
1 . [countable] the part of a fence or outside wall that you can open and close so that you can enter or leave a place ⇨ door :
We went through the gate into the orchard.
the wrought-iron gates of the palace
open/close/shut a gate
I left the engine running and ran back to close the gate.
Make sure that the back gate is locked, please.
The children poured out of the school gates.
2 . [countable] the place where you leave an airport building to get on a plane:
Air France flight 76 leaves from gate 6A.
a) [countable] British English the number of people who go in to see a sports event, especially a football match
b) [uncountable] British English ( also gate money ) the amount of money that these people pay
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▪ open a gate
He heard Jack open the gate.
▪ close/shut a gate
Please close the gate.
▪ lock/padlock a gate (=close it with a key/a special lock)
She locked the gate behind her.
▪ go through a gate
They went through the gate into the orchard.
▪ leave the gate open
Someone left the gate open, and the dog got out.
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + gate
▪ the front/back gate (=the gate in front of or at the back of a building)
She stood outside the front gate of the cottage.
▪ the entrance gate
Derek met us at the entrance gate.
▪ the main gate (=where most people go in)
Soldiers were guarding the main gate.
▪ a garden gate
Ellie ran down the path towards the garden gate.
▪ a farm/factory/school etc gate
I carefully shut the farm gate behind me.
Lots of parents were waiting outside the school gate.
▪ a wooden/iron/wrought-iron gate
Their way was barred by huge wrought-iron gates.
II. gate 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]
British English to prevent a student from leaving a school as a punishment for behaving badly
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012