plural of gate
1
as in doors
a barrier by which an entry is closed and opened be sure to latch the gate when you leave so the dog doesn't get out

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2
as in doorways
the opening through which one can enter or leave a structure passed through the gates of the walled city

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3
as in valves
a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid opens the gate in the lock so the ships can get through the canal

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gates

2 of 2

verb

present tense third-person singular of gate

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“Gates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gates. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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