Meaning of GATE in English

GATE

/ geɪt; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] a barrier like a door that is used to close an opening in a fence or a wall outside a building :

an iron gate

He pushed open the garden gate.

A crowd gathered at the factory gates.

the gates of the city

—see also lychgate , starting gate

2.

[ C ] an opening that can be closed by a gate or gates :

We drove through the palace gates.

3.

[ C ] a barrier that is used to control the flow of water on a river or canal :

a lock / sluice gate

4.

[ C ] a way out of an airport through which passengers go to get on their plane :

BA flight 726 to Paris is now boarding at gate 16.

5.

[ C ] the number of people who attend a sports event :

Tonight's game has attracted the largest gate of the season.

6.

(also ˈgate money ) [ U ] the amount of money made by selling tickets for a sports event :

Today's gate will be given to charity.

7.

-gate (forming nouns from the names of people or places; used especially in newspapers) a political scandal connected with the person or place mentioned

ORIGIN: From Watergate , the scandal in the United States that brought about the resignation of President Nixon in 1974.

8.

( computing ) = logic gate

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English gæt , geat , plural gatu , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gat gap, hole, breach.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.