gate·​way | \ ˈgāt-ˌwā How to pronounce gateway (audio) \

Definition of gateway

1 : an opening for a gate

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Examples of gateway in a Sentence

Mourners slowly passed though the gateway of the cemetery. hopefully, my college degree will be a gateway to a high-paying job
Recent Examples on the Web At 315,000 square feet, the Expo was designed as a gateway between the temporary market exhibits and permanent showrooms on the 5 million-square-foot World Market Center Las Vegas campus. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Sculpture controversy, service industry blues, fighting YouTube: News from around our 50 states," 13 Apr. 2021 Western officials always saw the agreement as a gateway to diplomacy on other issues, such as Iran’s ballistic missile program and its military activities in the Middle East. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal: What to Expect From the Talks and What Is at Stake," 7 Apr. 2021 Long is one of the forces behind the Orlando Land Trust, which has worked to buy and preserve a parcel of land at Central Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, so the land could be added to the park as a gateway. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Historic Orlando park attracts breezes, bard, visions of growth," 4 Apr. 2021 Innovation as a gateway to pleasure is maybe the one thread that feels present through the whole book. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Q&A with with Hanif Abdurraqib, author of ‘A Little Devil in America’," 31 Mar. 2021 Shortly after she and Becker were nominated for Best Original Song, York learned that artistic achievement isn’t seen as a gateway to ratings. Mark Blankenship, Vulture, "Revisiting That Infamous Burning-Car Moment From the Crash Oscars," 23 Mar. 2021 The formula, coined in the 1980s by Deng Xiaoping, China’s paramount leader, spoke to Hong Kong’s unique value as a gateway to a vastly richer and more advanced Western world from which China could learn, a value which justified exceptionalism. The Economist, "After the protests China is not just shackling Hong Kong, it is remaking it," 20 Mar. 2021 Good also labeled marijuana as a gateway to other drugs. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Virginia congressman condemns marijuana bill, but supporters stand by it," 11 Mar. 2021 And finally, while Anchorage was not the largest city in Alaska in 1939, people had generally come to think of it as the gateway into the Alaska interior. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Flattop concerts, Anchorage’s dock and the price of cocaine in 1977: A historian answers reader questions," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of gateway

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gateway was in 1707

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16 Apr 2021

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“Gateway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gateway

: an opening in a wall or fence that can be closed by a gate


gate·​way | \ ˈgāt-ˌwā How to pronounce gateway (audio) \

Kids Definition of gateway

1 : an opening for a gate a stone gateway
2 : a passage into or out of a place or condition Determination is the gateway to success.

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