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GATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gate mean? 

GATE (noun)
  The noun GATE has 4 senses:

1. a movable barrier in a fence or wall
2. a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
3. total admission receipts at a sports event
4. passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark

  Familiarity information: GATE used as a noun is uncommon.


GATE (verb)
  The verb GATE has 3 senses:

1. supply with a gate
2. control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
3. restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

  Familiarity information: GATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GATE (noun)


Sense 1gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movable barrier in a fence or wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gate" is a kind of...):

movable barrier (a barrier that can be moved to allow passage)

Meronyms (parts of "gate"):

flexible joint; hinge (a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other)

lock (a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gate"):

head gate (a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end)

wicket; wicket door; wicket gate (small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door))

turnstile (a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering)

turnpike ((from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid)

tollbar; tollgate (a gate or bar across a toll bridge or toll road which is lifted when the toll is paid)

tail gate (a gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end)

tailboard; tailgate (a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading)

postern (a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle)

portcullis (gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage)

lichgate; lychgate (a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals)

lock-gate (a gate that can be locked)

Instance hyponyms:

Dipylon; Dipylon gate (a gateway on the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found)


Sense 2gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

logic gate; gate

Hypernyms ("gate" is a kind of...):

computer circuit (a circuit that is part of a computer)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gate"):

X-OR circuit; XOR circuit; XOR gate (gate for exclusive OR; a circuit in a computer that fires only if only one of its inputs fire)

OR circuit; OR gate (a gate circuit in a computer that fires when any of its inputs fire)

NAND circuit; NAND gate (a logic gate that produces an output that is the inverse of the output of an AND gate)

AND circuit; AND gate (a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire)


Sense 3gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Total admission receipts at a sports event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("gate" is a kind of...):

gross; receipts; revenue (the entire amount of income before any deductions are made)


Sense 4gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gate" is a kind of...):

passageway (a passage between rooms or between buildings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gate"):

arrival gate (gate where passengers disembark)

departure gate (gate where passengers embark)

Holonyms ("gate" is a part of...):

air terminal; airport terminal (a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight)


GATE (verb)


Sense 1gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply with a gate

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The house was gated

Hypernyms (to "gate" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

architecture (the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "gate" is one way to...):

control; operate (handle and cause to function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3gate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "gate" is one way to...):

bound; confine; limit; restrain; restrict; throttle; trammel (place limits on (extent or access))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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