gat·​ed ˈgā-təd How to pronounce gated (audio)
: having or controlled by a gate
a gated entrance
: designed to restrict entrance usually by means of physical barriers, a private security force, and a controlled gate
gated communities

Examples of gated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The home, in a gated community, is perched on a windy bluff not far from restaurants, bars, a casino — places of revelry. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 Set behind a gated driveway, the townhouse was originally designed in the Arts and Crafts style by architects Eustace Balfour and High Thackery Turner, with a red brick facade accented by Portland stone bay windows and a gabled roofline. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2024 New construction homes in the gated community make up the most expensive properties, reaching $25 million and above. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The Lake at Crowne Point II offers luxury, gated, waterfront living. Bang Advertising Staff and Correspondents, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 The gated estate sits a quarter of a mile off Johnson Drive, encompasses nine acres and is adjacent to a 10-acre, spring-fed lake. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Hill not 'credible' A probable cause affidavit was not posted online in Miami Dade County Criminal Court Tuesday, but according to WPLG-TV, officers arrested the 71-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon at the couple's apartment in a gated community in Eastern Shores in northeast Miami Dade County. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Set within the gated, equestrian community of Lexington Hills, the palatial hilltop home on Nightsky Drive was originally built back in 1998 and has been renovated in the years since. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 The school sits among rolling foothills that have become seas of red-tile-roof stucco homes in a succession of gated communities. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gated was in 1581

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“Gated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having a gate
: having guarded or locked gates designed to restrict access
a gated community

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