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Meaning of GATE

Pronunciation:  geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall
  2. [n]  a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
  3. [n]  passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
  4. [n]  total admission receipts at a sports event
  5. [v]  restrict movement to the dormitory or campus, of British schoolboys, as a means of punishment
  6. [v]  control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
  7. [v]  supply with a gate; "The house was gated"

GATE is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: logic gate
 See Also: air terminal, airport terminal, AND circuit, AND gate, arrival gate, bound, computer circuit, confine, control, departure gate, Dipylon, Dipylon gate, flexible joint, furnish, gross, head gate, hinge, lichgate, limit, lock, lock-gate, lychgate, movable barrier, NAND circuit, NAND gate, operate, OR circuit, OR gate, passageway, portcullis, postern, provide, receipts, render, restrain, restrict, revenue, supply, tail gate, tailboard, tailgate, throttle, tollbar, tollgate, trammel, turnpike, turnstile, wicket, wicket door, wicket gate, XOR circuit, X-OR circuit, XOR gate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gate\ (g[=a]t), n. [OE. [yogh]et, [yogh]eat, giat, gate,
    door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat
    opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v.
    Cf. {Gate} a way, 3d {Get}.]
    1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an
       inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.;
       also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by
       which the passage can be closed.
    2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or
       barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens
       a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance
       or of exit.
             Knowest thou the way to Dover? Both stile and gate,
             horse way and footpath.               --Shak.
             Opening a gate for a long war.        --Knolles.
    3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage
       of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
    4. (Script.) The places which command the entrances or
       access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
             The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
                                                   --Matt. xvi.
    5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt
       to pass through or into.
    6. (Founding)
       (a) The channel or opening through which metal is poured
           into the mold; the ingate.
       (b) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue
           or sullage piece. [Written also {geat} and {git}.]
    {Gate chamber}, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock,
       which receives the opened gate.
    {Gate channel}. See {Gate}, 5.
    {Gate hook}, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge.
    {Gate money}, entrance money for admission to an inclosure.
    {Gate tender}, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad
    {Gate valva}, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate
       which affords a straight passageway when open.
    {Gate vein} (Anat.), the portal vein.
    {To break gates} (Eng. Univ.), to enter a college inclosure
       after the hour to which a student has been restricted.
    {To stand in the} {gate, or gates}, to occupy places or
       advantage, power, or defense.
  2. \Gate\, v. t.
    1. To supply with a gate.
    2. (Eng. Univ.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates
       at an earlier hour than usual.
  3. \Gate\, n. [Icel. gata; akin to SW. gata street, lane, Dan.
    gade, Goth. gatw["o], G. gasse. Cf. {Gate} a door, {Gait}.]
    1. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate). [O. Eng.
       & Scot.]
             I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has
             this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a
             woman, in my gate.                    --Sir W.
    2. Manner; gait. [O. Eng. & Scot.]
Computing Dictionary
  1. GAT Extended? Based on it.

    [Sammet 1969, p. 139].

  2. A low-level digital logic component. Gates perform boolean functions (e.g. and, not), store bits of data (e.g. a flip-flop), and connect and disconnect various parts of the overall circuit to control the flow of data (tri-state buffer).

    In a cpu, the term applies particularly to the buffers that route data between the various functional units. Each gate allows data to flow from one unit to another or enables data from one output onto a certain bus.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or passing through a gate in your dream, suggests that you are walking through a new phase of life. It also represents new opportunities and possibilities. Seeing a closed gate in your dream means your inability to overcome current difficulties. If you are unable to open the gate, then it indicates that your hard work will be seen as unsatisfactory. It may also mean that you are not ready or not prepared to move on to the next step.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3; 3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3).

(2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8).

(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings 18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24); of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate (Acts 3:2).

(4.) Tombs (Matt. 27:60).

(5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; 16:27).

(6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13).

(7.) Camps (Ex. 32:26, 27; Heb. 13:12).

The materials of which gates were made were,

(1.) Iron and brass (Ps. 107:16; Isa. 45:2; Acts 12:10).

(2.) Stones and pearls (Isa. 54:12; Rev. 21:21).

(3.) Wood (Judg. 16:3) probably.

At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, and hence "judges of the gate" are spoken of (Deut. 16:18; 17:8; 21:19; 25:6, 7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently delivered their messages (Prov. 1:21; 8:3; Isa. 29:21; Jer. 17:19, 20; 26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (1 Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59). By the "gates of righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple (Ps. 118:19). "The gates of hell" (R.V., "gates of Hades") Matt. 16:18, are generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the Church of Christ shall never die.

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