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Gate
See also: Gate, GATE, gâte, gatë, gåte, gat?, -gate, and gâté

English

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Pronunciation

A gate
  • IPA(key): /?e?t/
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  • Rhymes: -e?t

Etymology 1

From Middle English gate, gat, ?ate, ?eat, from Old English gæt, gat, ?eat ("a gate, door"), from Proto-Germanic *gat? ("hole, opening") (compare Old Norse gat, Swedish and Dutch gat, Low German Gaat, Gööt).

Alternative forms

  • yate (obsolete or dialectal)

Noun

gate (plural gates)

  1. A doorlike structure outside a house.
  2. Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall.
  3. Movable barrier.
    The gate in front of the railroad crossing went up after the train had passed.
  4. (computing) A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are and, or, nand, etc.
  5. (cricket) The gap between a batsman's bat and pad.
    Singh was bowled through the gate, a very disappointing way for a world-class batsman to get out.
  6. The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event.
  7. (flow cytometry) A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots.
  8. Passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark.
  9. (electronics) The controlling terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
  10. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  11. (metalworking) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mould; the ingate.
  12. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. Also written geat and git.
  13. (cinematography) A mechanism, in a film camera and projector, that holds each frame momentarily stationary behind the aperture.
  14. A tally mark consisting of four vertical bars crossed by a diagonal, representing a count of five.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

gate (third-person singular simple present gates, present participle gating, simple past and past participle gated)

  1. To keep something inside by means of a closed gate.
  2. To punish, especially a child or teenager, by not allowing them to go out.
    Synonym: ground
    • 1971, E. M. Forster, Maurice, Penguin, 1972, Chapter 13, p. 72,[1]
      "I've missed two lectures already," remarked Maurice, who was breakfasting in his pyjamas.
      "Cut them all -- he'll only gate you."
  3. (biochemistry) To open a closed ion channel.[1]
  4. (transitive) To furnish with a gate.
  5. (transitive) To turn (an image intensifier) on and off selectively as needed, or to avoid damage. See autogating.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Old Norse gata, from Proto-Germanic *gatw?. Cognate with Danish gade, Swedish gata, German Gasse ("lane").

Noun

gate (plural gates)

  1. (now Scotland, Northern England) A way, path.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Walter Scott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.
  2. (obsolete) A journey.
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street e.g. "Briggate" (a common street name in the north of England meaning "Bridge Street") or Kirkgate meaning "Church Street".
  4. (Britain, Scotland, dialect, archaic) Manner; gait.

References

  1. ^ Alberts, Bruce; et al. "Figure 11-21: The gating of ion channels." In: Molecular Biology of the Cell, ed. Senior, Sarah Gibbs. New York: Garland Science, 2002 [cited 18 December 2009]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=mboc4&part=A1986&rendertype=figure&id=A2030.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Noun

gate

  1. plural of gat

Anjam

Noun

gate

  1. head

References


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English gate.

Noun

gate m (plural gates, diminutive gatetje n)

  1. airport gate

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English Watergate.

Noun

gate m (plural gates, diminutive gatetje n)

  1. (in compounds) scandal

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French gâter ("to spoil").

Verb

gate

  1. spoil

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From English gate

Pronunciation

Noun

gate

  1. gate
  2. entrance door

Etymology 2

From French gâté ("pampered")

Pronunciation

Noun

gate

  1. darling, sweetheart
    Synonym: cheri

Adjective

gate

  1. spoilt
  2. stale, expired

Etymology 3

From French gâter

Pronunciation

Verb

gate (medial form gat)


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English ?eat, ?et, gat, from Proto-Germanic *gat?.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?a:t/, /?at/, /j?t/, /jat/, /ja:t/

Noun

gate (plural gates or gaten or gate)

  1. An entryway or entrance to a settlement or building; a gateway.
  2. A gate (door barring an entrance or gap in a fence)
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, "2 Paralipomenon 6:28", in Wycliffe's Bible:
      If hungur risiþ in þe lond and pestilence and rust and wynd distriynge cornes and a locuste and b?uke comeþ and if enemyes bisegen þe ?atis of þe citee aftir þat þe cuntreis ben distried and al veniaunce and sikenesse opp?essiþ [...]
      If hunger rises in the land, and pestilence, rust, wind, destroying grain, and locusts and their young come, and if enemies besiege a city's gates after the city's surrounds are ruined, and when any destruction and disease oppresses (people) [...]
  3. (figuratively) A method or way of doing something or getting somewhere.
  4. (figuratively) Any kind of entrance or entryway; e.g. a crossing through mountains.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • English: gate, yate
  • Scots: yett, yet, ?ett, ?et
References

Etymology 2

From Old Norse gata, from Proto-Germanic *gatw?.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'?a:t(?)/, /'?at(?)/

Noun

gate (plural gates)

  1. A way, path or avenue; a trail or route.
  2. A voyage, adventure or leaving; one's course on the road.
  3. The way which one acts; one's mode of behaviour:
    1. A way or procedure for doing something; a method.
    2. A moral or religious path; the course of one's life.
    3. (Late ME) One's lifestyle or demeanour; the way one chooses to act.
    4. (Late ME) Gait; the way one walks.
Descendants
References

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology

From Old Norse gata

Noun

gate f or m (definite singular gata or gaten, indefinite plural gater, definite plural gatene)

  1. a street

Derived terms

References

  • "gate" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology

From Old Norse gata

Noun

gate f (definite singular gata, indefinite plural gater, definite plural gatene)

  1. a street

Derived terms

References

  • "gate" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English gate.

Pronunciation

Noun

gate m (plural gates)

  1. (electronics) gate (circuit that implements a logical operation)
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Noun

gate m (plural gates)

  1. (India) mountain
Synonyms

Etymology 3

Verb

gate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gatar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gatar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gatar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gatar

Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Old Norse gata.

Noun

gate (plural gates)

  1. street, way, road, path

Ternate

Etymology

Compare Tidore gate.

Noun

gate

  1. heart
  2. liver

Synonyms

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001). A Descriptive Study of the Language of Ternate, the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia. University of Pittsburgh

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