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Meaning of GATEWAY

Pronunciation:  'geyt`wey

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an entrance that can be closed by a gate

GATEWAY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gate"way`\, n.
A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame,
arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an
entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.

Computing Dictionary

1. A deprecated term for a device that enables data to flow between different networks (forming an internet).

Preferred terms are "protocol converter" (connects networks that use different protocols), "router" (connects two broadcast networks at layer 3 (network layer). Another example is a mail gateway, which is a layer 7 (application layer) gateway.

2. An interface between an information source and a world-wide web server. common gateway interface is a standard for such interfaces. The information source can be any system that can be accessed by a program running on the web server. A typical example is a relational database.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: archway, back door, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, French door, front door, gate, gatepost, hatch, hatchway, lintel, porch, portal, porte cochere, postern, propylaeum, pylon, scuttle, side door, stile, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile