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

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Hahn described these countermine crafts, the most widely used version being the MK18, as a gateway to broader naval use of unmanned underwater systems. The Atlantic, "Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill," 3 Sep. 2019 The event is an annual fundraiser for the Eagle River Nature Center, a nonprofit facility that serves as a gateway to Chugach State Park. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Wilderness women rise to meet Eagle River Challenge," 11 Aug. 2019 Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports, largely considered gateways to Latin America and Mexico, now have a website professionally translated into Spanish. Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle, "Houston airports' website now available in Spanish," 28 Mar. 2018 Perspective sharing will open the gateway to further dialogue that’s based on a true understanding of your desires and your family’s desires. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The wedding plan: Perspective sharing," 18 Aug. 2019 What looks, at first glance, like a portable speaker is in fact a surprisingly powerful little workout tool, a gateway to the world of focused isometric exercise. Zachary Lewis,, "Activ5 device packs big punch as ‘tiny gym in your pocket’: Stretching Out," 1 Aug. 2019 Missionaries habitually claim that Christianity offers indigenous tribes a gateway to the modern world. Alex Perry, Outside Online, "The Last Days of John Allen Chau," 24 July 2019 Still others come seeking a gateway to a stable career overseas. Alex Prewitt,, "How Do You Say 'Cheesecake Factory' In Mandarin? Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association," 27 June 2019 Those waves and microbubbles essentially punch temporary holes in the red blood cells, opening a gateway through which the preservative sugars enter. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "U of L researchers develop freeze-dried blood that could save soldiers and astronauts," 12 June 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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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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