algates

adverb al·gates \ˈȯl-ˌgāts\

Definition of algates

  1. 1 now dialectal British :  wholly, completely

  2. 2 obsolete :  nevertheless, notwithstanding, yet

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Origin and Etymology of algates

Middle English algate, algates always, in all ways, entirely, from al all + gate (way), or gates, probably plural of gate; perhaps influenced by Old Norse alla götu always, throughout — more at gate


First Known Use: 13th century


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