1. [ noun ] a door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall
Related terms: movable_barrier tailgate turnpike tollgate lock-gate lychgate postern head_gate tail_gate turnstile portcullis Dipylon_gate wicket lock hinge
2. [ noun ] (computer science,physics,electronics) a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
Synonyms: logic_gate
Related terms: computer_circuit nand_circuit or_circuit x-or_circuit and_circuit
3. [ verb ] restrict movement to the dormitory or campus, of British schoolboys, as a means of punishment
Related terms: restrict
4. [ verb ] control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
Related terms: operate
5. [ verb ] supply with a gate

: "The house was gated"

Related terms: supply architecture
6. [ noun ] (transportation) passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
Related terms: passageway arrival_gate departure_gate air_terminal
7. [ noun ] (business) total admission receipts at a sports event
Related terms: gross
Similar spelling:   gat