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Definition 1: a movable barrier in a fence or wall - [noun denoting artifact]

(gate is a kind of ...) a barrier that can be moved to allow passage

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end

(... is a kind of gate ) small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering

(... is a kind of gate ) (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate or bar across a toll bridge or toll road which is lifted when the toll is paid

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

(... is a kind of gate ) a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle

(... is a kind of gate ) gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage

(... is a kind of gate ) a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate that can be locked

(... is an instance of gate) a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found

(gate is a part of ...) a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

(gate is a part of ...) a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other

Definition 2: a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gate in the sense of this definition

(gate is a kind of ...) a circuit that is part of a computer

(... is a kind of gate ) a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire

(... is a kind of gate ) a logic gate that produces an output that is the inverse of the output of an AND gate

(... is a kind of gate ) a gate circuit in a computer that fires when any of its inputs fire

(... is a kind of gate ) gate for exclusive OR; a circuit in a computer that fires only if only one of its inputs fire

Definition 3: passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark - [noun denoting artifact]

(gate is a kind of ...) a passage between rooms or between buildings

(... is a kind of gate ) gate where passengers disembark

(... is a kind of gate ) gate where passengers embark

(... is part of gate) a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight

Definition 4: total admission receipts at a sports event - [noun denoting possession]

(gate is a kind of ...) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

Definition 5: restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment - [verb of change]

(gate is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Definition 6: control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate - [verb of contact]

(gate is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

Definition 7: supply with a gate - [verb of possession]

Samples where gate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The house was gated

(gate is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(gate belongs to category ...) the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect

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