Coach Mark Daigneault had a similar reaction when asked if the matter would be a distraction for the team, which is 7-0 at home out of the gate and faces the 76ers at the Paycom Center on Saturday.—Dennis Romero, NBC News, 25 Nov. 2023 His workers had acclimated to the occasional rocket flying overhead, but the breaching of the gates was a different story.—Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 As soon as the electronic driveway gates swing open, there’s a tantalizing glimpse of the Pacific Ocean at 7310 Vista Del Mar Avenue in La Jolla, California.—Mark David, Robb Report, 24 Nov. 2023 The initial investigation revealed that the metal gate was disconnected from its support which led to the incident, which remains under investigation.—Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Producers are upping security measures in response to the growing thefts by installing new gates or guarding fields through harvest seasons.—Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 20 Nov. 2023 Upon arrival to the gate, I was met with celebrations — a balloon arch for photo opportunities, refreshments, and a podium set up for remarks — to kick off the new route.—Samantha Leal, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 There will also be credit card readers at the gate.—John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 Dolce Zel was the 8-to-5 favorite before breaking through the gate.—Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023
History shows that even the strongest walls built to gate off empires, nations and cities—Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall—eventually become ruins.—Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 The Obama administration closed the parks entirely during a 16-day shutdown in 2013, gating off the National Mall and closing the Statue of Liberty.—Jack Healy, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 The tiny neighborhood is gated and private, though the gates are rarely closed, and maintains private security.—Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 The site is in the Black Rock Desert, hundreds of miles from Reno and gated by the tiny, nearby towns of Empire and Gerlach and the ghost town of Sulphur.—Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 7 Sep. 2023 Before the Ravens’ season opener on Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Houston Texans, Springsteen will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with Oriole Park gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Resale tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $113 (including fees).—Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 5 Sep. 2023 Though Hope Ranch is not gated and beaches in California are public, at least up to the high tide mark, there is no public beach access within the equestrian enclave that runs along a high bluff above the ocean.—Mark David, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2023 Walled, gated and set high above the street, the Laurel Canyon home is admirably private.—James McClain, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2023 Endless bonus features include a rooftop deck, five-car showroom in addition to the upper 2 car garage and 7+ gated off street spots.—Jennifer Sangalang, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English geat; akin to Old Norse gat opening
Middle English, borrowed from Old Norse gata, going back to North and West Germanic *gatōn- (whence also Middle Low German gate "lane, street," Old High German gazza), East Germanic *gatwōn- (whence Gothic gatwo "street"), etymon of uncertain origin
Noun combining form
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1