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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The site is less than a 10-minute drive from Rodeo Drive and has city, ocean and mountain views and two separate gated entrances. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Paul Allen Asks $150 Million for 120 Acres of L.A. Land," 10 July 2018 The building features a private gated entrance, two elevators, underground covered parking, long-lasting metal roof, Pella windows and doors and stunning glass balcony railings. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "The Shoreline at Waterpoint offers upscale condo experience," 1 Apr. 2018 In a sad case of irony, TMZ's piece that released Kendall's location was about a stalker who was able to bypass her gated community's security and get to her front door before being apprehended by the police. D. Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Blasts TMZ for Releasing Her Home's Location to the Public," 18 Oct. 2018 Betsy Rosen lives in a gated golf community in La Quinta seven months a year. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Younger People Make Palm Springs a Cool Place to Retire (Again)," 10 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of gated

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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