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gate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household, Air, Sport
gategate1 /ɡeɪt/ ●●● S2 W2 noun  1 DH[countable] the part of a fence or outside wall that you can open and close so that you can enter or leave a placedoor We went through the gate into the orchard. the wrought-iron gates of the palaceopen/close/shut a gate I left the engine running and ran back to close the gate.front/back/main gate Make sure that the back gate is locked, please.garden/farm/school gate The children poured out of the school gates.2 TTA[countable] the place where you leave an airport building to get on a plane Air France flight 76 leaves from gate 6A.3 a) DS[countable] British English the number of people who go in to see a sports event, especially a football match b) DS[uncountable] British English (also gate money) the amount of money that these people payCOLLOCATIONSverbsopen a gateHe heard Jack open the gate.close/shut a gatePlease close the gate.lock/padlock a gate (=close it with a key/a special lock)She locked the gate behind her.go through a gateThey went through the gate into the orchard.leave the gate openSomeone left the gate open, and the dog got out.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + gatethe front/back gate (=the gate in front of or at the back of a building)She stood outside the front gate of the cottage.the entrance gateDerek met us at the entrance gate.the main gate (=where most people go in)Soldiers were guarding the main gate.a garden gateEllie ran down the path towards the garden gate.a farm/factory/school etc gateI carefully shut the farm gate behind me.Lots of parents were waiting outside the school gate.a wooden/iron/wrought-iron gateTheir way was barred by huge wrought-iron gates.
Examples from the Corpus
gateThe new Disney movie took a gate of $4.6 million.This game should get the biggest gate ever.a garden gateThey walked towards the tall iron gates of the school.Next morning the sun rose to see a variety of signs hanging, not always squarely, on the battered quarry gate.On the next day the old king hid at the gate and observed it all.Gritz and his team immediately drove in a recreational vehicle to the gate at Justus Township, Smith said.With the gates yet to come down, there is little agreement on how deregulation might shake out in the industry.Enter farmyard, turn right and keep right, to pass through gate and on to road.open/close/shut a gateOpen gates invite attention and disequilibration; closed gates preclude attention and disequilibration.Water managers have already shut a gate north of the crash site to reduce the southerly flow of water.They ran, on rubbery legs, through an open gate and across a dirt yard towards the lit window.Development, so denied, often results in closed gates, bad affect, boredom, and mindlessness among students and teachers.The tall man had been leaning against the stable's open gates, but straightened up as Lucille appeared from the house.Jimmy, entering through the open gates, stared at the motorcar, a sign of real riches.The closed gate suddenly seemed miles away.And then we opened a gate into the woods.
gategate2 verb [transitive]  British EnglishFORBID to prevent a student from leaving a school as a punishment for behaving badly→ See Verb table
Related topics: Politics
-gate-gate /ɡeɪt/ suffix Pused after the name of a place, person, or thing to give a name to an event involving dishonest behaviour by a politician or other public official Irangate (=when members of the US government sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the return of American hostages)
From Longman Business Dictionarygategate /geɪt/ noun1[countable]TRAVEL the door leading to the planes at an airportAir France flight 76 will leave from gate 6A.2[countable, uncountable]COMMERCE the number of people attending a public place or event such as a football match, amusement park, film etc, or the total sum of money that these people payRevenue for the television rights and gate receipts will exceed $10 million.Universal Studios Hollywood concedes itstotal gate is slightly lower this year.3open/close its gatesCOMMERCE if a company or organization opens its gates, it opens for business for the first time. If it closes its gates, it is no longer in businessBy the time Disneyland opened its gates, the city of Anaheim had increased to four times its size.Falling orders forced the factory to close its gates.
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Verb table
gate (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygate (BrE)
he, she, itgates (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygated (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gated
he, she, ithas gated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gating
he, she, itis gating
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you, we, theyare gating
Past
I, he, she, itwas gating
you, we, theywere gating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gating
he, she, ithas been gating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gating
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