gat·ed | \ˈgā-təd \

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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Later that evening, at a gated house watched over by armed guards, the reality of the situation sank in. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 2018 Some of the neighborhoods come with all the amenities a tenant would expect from an apartment complex, such as lawn service, a pool, gated entrances, or a spa. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Why single-family rental companies are cozying up to home builders," 15 June 2018 My image of the Connecticut shoreline as a 332-mile-long gated community was shattered. Peter Marteka,, "A Visit To Stonington's Seashore And Preserve Where Expansive Views And Connecticut History Are Showcased," 6 July 2018 Its hilltop location abutting the Chattahoochee River affords the lavish gated estate unapparelled privacy. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Georgia’s Most-Expensive Home Is Back on the Market for a Whopping $25 Million," 2 July 2018 On deck: 118 single-family homes, 106 townhomes, a commercial site and more with plans for a private, gated community, as well. A.d. Thompson,, "Apopka Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 The last gated road to a major recreation destination in California — with spectacular trailheads, waterfalls, mountain lakes, trout fishing and campgrounds — was scheduled to be unlocked Friday. Tom Stienstra,, "Trails, camps, lakes open for summer in Land of Muir," 17 June 2018 The inmate was also shot during a confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse. CBS News, "Second sheriff's deputy dies following shooting in Kansas," 16 June 2018 In a members-only gated community in Coral Gables, Fla., the property includes a large home whose living room has a double-height ceiling with 2 stories of arched windows. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Coral Gables Waterfront Estate Asks Record $55 Million," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of gated

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gated was in 1581

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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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