gate


gate

noun

Definition of GATE

1
a barrier by which an entry is closed and opened <be sure to latch the gate when you leave so the dog doesn't get out>
Synonyms gate, hatch, portal
2
the opening through which one can enter or leave a structure <passed through the gates of the walled city>
Related Words hatch, hatchway
3
a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid <opens the gate in the lock so the ships can get through the canal>
Related Words hydrant, spout; petcock

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