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

Examples of gated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nation’s largest, non-gated, free music festival, held in Bethlehem, Pa., stayed true to its roots during COVID by shifting its entire 10 day lineup to a livestream format., "20 concerts made during quarantine that you can stream right now," 23 Apr. 2021 The gated estate at 9918 Avalon Creek Court in Preston Hollow is situated on the rolling terrain of a former horse farm. Dallas News, "Preston Hollow home held open for first time on April 11," 11 Apr. 2021 The gated estate is monitored with a commercial security system, and the mansion’s temperature and air quality can be adjusted using wireless devices from anywhere in the world. oregonlive, "Willamette Valley mansion with a bowling alley, ballroom and Zen decor is for sale at $10 million," 11 Apr. 2021 The gated estate at 9918 Avalon Creek Court is offered by Susan Baldwin. Dallas News, "Buyers and sellers capitalize on the real estate market," 14 Mar. 2021 This lush estate is set back from the street behind a gated brick wall and decorative iron gates. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, "Lily Collins's Beverly Hills Home Just Sold for $13.5 Million and Includes a Foyer With Iconic Martinique Wallpaper," 3 Mar. 2021 Located in the gated Shipyard community, Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head has a great program for toddlers and young families to safely enjoy a beach vacation. Sucheta Rawal, Travel + Leisure, "5 Best Family-friendly Hotels on Hilton Head Island," 26 Feb. 2021 Creating upgrade paths that prompt users to convert to a paying tier for access to gated features or functionality. Dharmesh Thakker, Forbes, "Github Likes And Downloads Are Great, But Do They Make You Money? Best Practices For Cloud-Native Companies To Migrate Users To Monetization," 24 Feb. 2021 As first reported by WDSU-TV, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said Marshall Coulter died Feb. 27 from complications of the shooting committed by White homeowner Merritt Landry when the Black teen was trespassing inside Landry’s gated yard. Matt Sledge,, "New Orleans DA Jason Williams to review controversial Marigny shooting after homicide ruling," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of gated

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2021

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“Gated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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