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

Definition of gateway

1 : an opening for a gate

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 This small but critical fort at the gateway to Abu Dhabi's main island was erected in the late 18th century using basic materials such as coral stones, beach rock and sand and its tower would guard and protect Abu Dhabi for many years to come. Melanie Swan, CNN, 6 June 2022 In its quest to redefine tourism at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has inked a deal to bring an international entertainment company to the United States for the first time. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Auberge Resorts Collection, the hotelier that pioneered luxury hospitality in Napa Valley 40 years ago, has staked its claim on the wine region once again with the opening of a new destination at the gateway of Napa. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2022 In the heart of western North Carolina’s High Country, Banner Elk sits at an elevation of 3,701 feet and acts as a gateway to the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains’ many offerings. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2022 Known as the gateway to Everest, the airport's runway is laid out on a cliffside between mountains, dropping straight into an abyss at the end. Rhea Mogul And Manveena Suri, CNN, 31 May 2022 It’s the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey and serves as a gateway to the Texas Hill Country river region. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 25 May 2022 Kherson, a Black Sea port of roughly 300,000, provides Crimea with access to fresh water and is seen as a gateway to wider Russian control over southern Ukraine. Elena Becatoros And Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 May 2022 Beyond filler, some influencers say that the trendy injectables popularized on social media can act as a gateway to more expensive, long-lasting and risky plastic surgeries. NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gateway

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gateway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for gateway


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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