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Language: Old English
Origin: geat

gate

1 noun
     
gate
Related topics: Household, Sport, Air
gate1 S2 W2
1DH [countable] the part of a fence or outside wall that you can open and close so that you can enter or leave a place [↪ door]:
We went through the gate into the orchard.
the wrought-iron gates of the palace
open/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.
2TTA [countable] the place where you leave an airport building to get on a plane:
Air France flight 76 leaves from gate 6A.
3

-gate

P used with the name of a place or a person to give a name to an event involving dishonest behaviour by a politician or other public official:
Irangate
4
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 pay

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