gate Definition

  • 1a movable barrier used to close an entrance or exit
  • 2an opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit
  • 3the total number of people who attend an event or enter a place

Using gate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "gate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The gate to the garden was locked.

  • Example

    The airport gate is closing in 10 minutes.

  • Example

    The concert had a gate of over 50,000 attendees.

gate Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with gate

  • to be dismissed or rejected


    After his poor performance, he got the gate from the company.

  • to launch a vigorous and forceful attack on a place or group


    The protesters stormed the gates of the parliament building, demanding change.

  • to be responsible for controlling access to a place or event


    The security guard was instructed to keep the gate and only allow authorized personnel inside.


Summary: gate in Brief

The term 'gate' [ɡeɪt] refers to a movable barrier or opening in a wall or fence used for entrance or exit. It can also refer to the total number of people attending an event or entering a place. Phrases like 'get the gate' and 'storm the gates' denote dismissal or forceful attack, while 'keep the gate' implies responsibility for controlling access.

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