gat·​ed | \ ˈgā-təd How to pronounce gated (audio) \

Definition of gated

1 : having or controlled by a gate a gated entrance
2 : designed to restrict entrance usually by means of physical barriers, a private security force, and a controlled gate gated communities

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Recent Examples on the Web For mountain biking, continue ahead another 500 feet to a gated service road on the left. Tom Stienstra,, "Trek to Mount St. Helena symbol of parks reopening," 28 May 2020 According to reports, police arrested Donjuan after video surveillance cameras showed him enter the woman’s gated apartment complex by following another car inside the gate, and leave moments after the shooting. Elizabeth Zavala,, "San Antonio teen accused of stabbing mom, sister indicted on capital murder charges," 18 May 2020 Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Set in the private, gated Mayakoba complex, the Andaz has a bit of beachfront and is a more youthful, playful, free-spirited alternative to some of the other hotels in the same resort complex. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020 Set amid lush landscaping and mature trees, the walled and gated compound packs a 1930s main house, a guesthouse, courtyards, patios and a swimming pool into a little over a third of an acre. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn say ‘I do’ to new L.A. home," 2 May 2020 With a cost of living higher than average in the state, Sarasota offers an upscale atmosphere and a variety of gated communities, waterfront homes, and a walkable downtown. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "10 Best Places to Retire in Florida," 28 Apr. 2020 By late March, checkpoints had turned the Florida Keys into its own gated community. Anchorage Daily News, "States’ COVID-19 checkpoints targeting nonresidents draw complaints and legal scrutiny," 15 Apr. 2020 The crash happened in a private gated community that is not classified as a public roadway, police said. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Arlington police investigating ATV crash that killed 20-year-old woman," 28 Mar. 2020 This classic 1920’s Los Feliz gated single story home with a pool is nestled in the prime location north of the Rowena Reservoir. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "This California House Has a Dark History with Charles Manson’s Cult—And It’s For Sale," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of gated

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 May 2020

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“Gated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gated

: having a gate
: having guarded or locked gates so that only some people are allowed to enter

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