gateway

noun
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 Pro tip: Check into the cedar-plank Wickaninnish Inn, which sits at the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 At the gateway to the park, pick up junior ranger packets then meet a field educator at the Denali Education Center to learn about the surrounding ecosystems and the native people who have survived in these harsh conditions for centuries. National Geographic, "Alaska Family Journey: Wilderness Explorer," 17 June 2019 Chalino, the modern Mexican restaurant at the gateway to North Portland from chefs Johnny Leach and David Haddow. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "Two years after closing, one of Portland's most exciting restaurants will return," 11 May 2018 The building, in the West Allis Towne Centre, is at the gateway to the city's downtown. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No more roadblocks standing in Hobby Lobby's way to move into former Kmart store in West Allis," 28 Feb. 2018 The researchers were able to detect traces of DNA that revealed pathogens, including potential Epstein-Barr virus, one of the most common human viruses that can serve as the gateway to mononucleosis, also known as glandular fever. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Stone Age chewing gum holds clues to the life of a young girl who lived 5,700 years ago," 17 Dec. 2019 In the town touted as the gateway to White Island, the volcano has an almost mystical significance, its regular puffing a feature of the landscape. Paige Fry, chicagotribune.com, "Family from Chicago listed among the missing after volcano erupts on New Zealand island," 11 Dec. 2019 In the town of Whakatane, which road signs tout as the gateway to White Island, the volcano has an almost mystical significance, its regular puffing a feature of the landscape. Nick Perry, Anchorage Daily News, "New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies," 11 Dec. 2019 The tragedy will have an ongoing effect on the town of Whakatane, which road signs tout as the gateway to White Island. Nick Perry, Twin Cities, "6 dead from New Zealand volcano as helpers describe horror," 10 Dec. 2019

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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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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Gateway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gateway. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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More Definitions for gateway

gateway

noun
How to pronounce gateway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gateway

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

gateway

noun
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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