noun manner; gait.
2. gate ·vt to supply with a gate.
3. gate ·noun a way; a path; a road; a street (as in highgate).
4. gate ·noun the waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
5. gate ·vt to punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
6. gate ·noun the channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
7. gate ·noun in a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
8. gate ·noun the places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
9. gate ·noun a door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, ·etc.
10. gate ·noun 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.
11. gate ·noun 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.