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portion of a wall or fence that opens and closes; any barrier which opens and closes; entrance, entryway; number of spectators at a show or event; passageway through which passengers board (a train, plane, boat, etc.)
Gate Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
1) The point of focus in a profile spot where the shutters are positioned and where an iris or gobo can be inserted. 2) A single base section of a folding rostrum system. 3) See Noise Gate.
Jon Primrose
Gate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To supply with a gate.
  
(v. t.)
To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
  
(n.)
The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
  
(n.)
The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
  
(n.)
The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
  
(n.)
Manner; gait.
  
(n.)
In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\gate\ (gāt), n. [oe. &yogh;et, &yogh;eat, 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. opening a gate for a long war.
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. xvi. 18.
5. in a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
6. (founding) (a) the channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate. (b) 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.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
geata m.; comhla f.
gate crash: stocaireacht a dhéanamh ar chóisir
English Phonetics

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Adnydd = n. m. a gate post
Gwiced = n. a wicket, a gate
Iet = n. a country gate
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall
(hypernym) movable barrier
(hyponym) head gate
(part-meronym) hinge, flexible joint
2. a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
(synonym) logic gate
(hypernym) computer circuit
(hyponym) AND circuit, AND gate
3. total admission receipts at a sports event
(hypernym) gross, revenue, receipts
4. passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
(hypernym) passageway
(hyponym) arrival gate
(part-holonym) air terminal, airport terminal

Verb
1. supply with a gate; "The house was gated"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(classification) architecture
2. control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
(hypernym) operate, control
3. restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
(hypernym) restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
Gate Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A structure that may be swung, drawn or lowered to block an entrance or passageway. (DOI3)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
Short for gate valve, common term for all pipeline valves.
Glossary of Iron Casting Terms
End of the runner in a mold where molten metal enters the casting or mold cavity, sometimes applied to entire assembly of connected channels and to the pattern parts which form them.
Gate Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: OKLAHOMA
City: GATE
Gate Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing or passing through a gate, foretells that alarming tidings will reach you soon of the absent. Business affairs will not be encouraging.

To see a closed gate, inability to overcome present difficulties is predicted. To lock one, denotes successful enterprises and well chosen friends. A broken one, signifies failure and discordant surroundings. To be troubled to get through one, or open it, denotes your most engrossing labors will fail to be remunerative or satisfactory. To swing on one, foretells you will engage in idle and dissolute pleasures.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Gate Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ETSI and 3GPP
General Access to X.25 Transport Extension (OSI)
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. A device having one output channel and one or more input channels, such that the output channel state is completely determined by the input channel states, except during switching transients. 2. One of many types of combinational logic elements having at least two inputs; e.g. , AND, OR, NAND, and NOR. (188 )
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. The slotted guide for the gearshift of an internal combustion engine . 2. The slotted guides in a shift drum.
3. A tailgate .
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment
Fiber Optics, Optical Networking Terms
1. A device having one output channel and one or more input channels, such that the output channel state is completely determined by the input channel states, except during switching transients. 2. One of the many types of combinational logic elements having at least two inputs.
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
(1) GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment; (2) Global Acoustic Transmission Experiment
Gate Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
the control terminal of a MOSFET, or alternately a basic digital logic element, for example an AND Gate, See also, OR, NAND, NOR.
Copyright © 2000 - 2006 IC Knowledge LLC. All rights reserved.
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
The aperture assembly at which the film is exposed in a camera, printer or projector.
Gate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A gate or gateway is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or a moderately sized opening in some sort of fence. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative. Other terms for gate include yett and port. The word derives from the old Norse "gata", meaning road or , and originally referred to the gap in the wall or fence, rather than the barrier which closed it. The moving part or parts of a gateway may be called "doors", but used for the whole point of entry door usually refers to the entry to a building, or an internal opening between different rooms.

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Gåte was a band from Trøndelag, Norway playing Norwegian folk music bred with metal and electronica. Their style has been referred to as progressive folk-rock. The band was put together by Sveinung Sundli (violin, keyboards) in 2000 and originally consisted of his little sister Gunnhild Sundli (vocals), Gjermund Landrø (bass, backing vocals), Martin Langlie (drums) and Magnus Robot Børmark (guitar, keyboards). Martin Langlie was replaced by Kenneth Kapstad in 2004. The band's name is the Norwegian word for riddle.

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Gate or Gaté is a surname that may refer to
  • Aaron Gate (born 1990), Olympic cyclist from New Zealand
  • Denis Gaté (born 1958), French Olympic rower
  • Gabriel Gaté (born 1955), French chef living in Australia
  • Simon Gate (1883–1945), Swedish painter, graphic designer, glass artist, and book illustrator and portraitist

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This is a list of scandals or controversies whose names in scholarly sources include a "-gate" suffix, by analogy with the Watergate scandal. This list also includes controversies that are widely referred to with a "-gate" suffix, but may be referred to by another more common name in scholarly sources (such as New Orleans Saints bounty scandal).

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"Miss You" is the 11th single of Japanese artist Yuna Ito slated for a release on September 3, 2008.

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Gate Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) (Irrigation) Structure or device for controlling the rate of water flow into or from a canal, ditch, or pipe. (2) (Dam) A device in which a leaf or member is moved across the waterway from an external position to control or stop the flow. The following types of gates apply to dams and other such structures: (1) Bulkhead Gate: A gate used either for temporary closure of a channel or conduit to empty it for inspection or maintenance or for closure against flowing water when the head differential is small, e.g., a diversion tunnel closure. Although a bulkhead gate is usually opened and closed under nearly balanced pressures, it nevertheless may be capable of withstanding a high pressure differential when in the closed position. (2) Crest Gate (Spillway Gate): A gate on the crest of a spillway to control overflow or reservoir water level. (3) Emergency Gate: A standby or reserve gate used only when the normal means of water control is not available. (4) Fixed Wheel Gate (Fixed Roller Gate, Fixed Axle Gate): A gate having wheels or rollers mounted on the end posts of the gate. The wheels bear against rails fixed in side grooves or gate guides. (5) Flap Gate: A gate hinged along one edge usually either the top or bottom edge. Examples of bottom-hinged flap gates are tilting gates and fish belly gates, so-called due to their shape in cross section. (6) Flood Gate: A gate to control flood release from a reservoir. (7) Guard Gate (Guard Valve): A gate or valve that operates fully open or closed. It may function as a secondary device for shutting off the flow of water in case the primary closure device becomes inoperable, but is usually operated under balanced pressure, no-flow conditions. (8) Outlet Gate: A gate controlling the outflow of water from a reservoir. (9) Radial Gate (Tainter Gate): A gate with a curved upstream plate and radial arms hinged to piers or other supporting structures. (10) Regulating Gate (Regulating Valve): A gate or valve that operates under full pressure and flow conditions to throttle and vary the rate of discharge. (11) Slide Gate (Sluice Gate): A gate that can be opened or closed by sliding it in supporting guides.
Gate Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
To shut down a signal when its volume falls below a given value. Also a short name for 'Noise gate, a processor used to eliminate noise between notes.
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Jazz Glossary
once upon a time synonymous with jazz musician; used as well to designate Louis Armstrong or Jack ("Big Gate") and Charlie ("Little Gate") Teagarden.
Barry Ulanov
The DJ Glossary
A transient processing device that turns a channel off or down whenever the program signal falls below a preset level.
Stanton Magnetics
american horse racing dictionary
The starting gate.
film and video
The aperture assembly at which the film is exposed in a camera, printer, or projector.
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Gate Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3; 3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3). (2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8). (3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings 18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24); of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate (Acts 3:2). (4.) Tombs (Matt. 27:60). (5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; 16:27). (6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13). (7.) Camps (Ex. 32:26, 27; Heb. 13:12). The materials of which gates were made were, (1.) Iron and brass (Ps. 107:16; Isa. 45:2; Acts 12:10). (2.) Stones and pearls (Isa. 54:12; Rev. 21:21). (3.) Wood (Judg. 16:3) probably. At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, and hence "judges of the gate" are spoken of (Deut. 16:18; 17:8; 21:19; 25:6, 7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently delivered their messages (Prov. 1:21; 8:3; Isa. 29:21; Jer. 17:19, 20; 26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (1 Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59). By the "gates of righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple (Ps. 118:19). "The gates of hell" (R.V., "gates of Hades") Matt. 16:18, are generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the Church of Christ shall never die.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

The gate and gateways of eastern cities anciently held and still hold an important part, not only in the defence but in the public economy of the place. They are thus sometimes taken as representing the city itself. (Genesis 22:17; 24:60; 12:12; Judges 5:8; Ruth 4:10; Psalms 87:2; 122:2) Among the special purposes for which they were used may be mentioned.
→ As places of public resort. (Genesis 19:1; 23:10; 34:20; 24; 1 Samuel 4:18) etc.
→ Places for public deliberation, administration of Justice, or of audience for kings and rulers or ambassadors. (16:18; 21:19; 25:7; Joshua 20:4; Judges 9:35) etc.
→ Public markets. (2 Kings 7:1) In heathen towns the open spaces near the gates appear to have been sometimes used as places for sacrifice. (Acts 14:13) comp 2Kin 23:8 Regarded therefore as positions of great importance, the gates of cities were carefully guarded, and closed at nightfall. (3:5; Joshua 2:5,7; Judges 9:40,44) They contained chambers over the gateway. (2 Samuel 18:24) The doors themselves of the larger gates mentioned in Scripture were two leaved, plated with metal, closed with locks and fastened with metal bars. (3:6; Psalms 107:16; Isaiah 46:1,2) Gates not defended by iron were of course liable to be set on fire by an enemy. (Judges 9:52) The gateways of royal palaces and even of private houses were often richly ornamented. Sentences from the law were inscribed on and above the gates. (6:9; Isaiah 64:12; Revelation 21:21) The gates of Solomon's temple were very massive and costly, being overlaid with gold and carving. (1 Kings 6:34,35; 2 Kings 18:16) Those of the holy place were of olive wood, two-leaved and overlaid with gold; those of the temple of fir. (1 Kings 6:31,32,34; Ezekiel 41:23,24)
  
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Gate Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The fingertips of both open hands touch each other before the body, palms toward the chest, thumbs pointing upward. Then the right fingers swing forward and back to their original position several times, imitating the movement of a gate opening and closing.