gat·​ed ˈgā-təd How to pronounce gated (audio)
: having or controlled by a gate
a gated entrance
: designed to restrict entrance usually by means of physical barriers, a private security force, and a controlled gate
gated communities

Examples of gated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gilbert, an escort, had called 911 on the night of her disappearance in the gated Oak Beach community in May 2010. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 More than a half dozen cars lined the street in the quiet gated subdivision. Christine MacDonald, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2024 Her remains are now in a gated mausoleum room called the Judy Garland Pavilion, where there is space for the rest of the family. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 2 June 2024 According to county estimates, 27% of housing units in Stinson Beach are used as short-term rentals — many of which are in the gated neighborhood of Seadrift, a flood-prone sand spit. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for gated 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'gated.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gated was in 1581

Dictionary Entries Near gated

Cite this Entry

“Gated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having a gate
: having guarded or locked gates designed to restrict access
a gated community

More from Merriam-Webster on gated

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!