What is gate?

  • (noun): A computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs.
    Synonyms: logic gate
    See also — Additional definitions below


A gate or gateway is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or a moderately sized opening in some sort of fence. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative. Other terms for gate include yett and port. The word derives from the old Norse "gata", meaning road or path, and originally referred to the gap in the wall or fence, rather than the barrier which closed it.

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Some articles on gate:

Nishi-Umeda Station - Layout
... On the second basement, north ticket gate is used for exit, center ticket gate for entrance, and south ticket gate for both entrance and exit ...
2007 Speedway Grand Prix Of Great Britain - Heat Details
... heats) Big Final (heat 23) The first and second placed riders in each of the Semi-Finals gate A – inside gate B gate C gate D – outside ...
... Chinese 阜成門 pinyin Fùchéngmén Manchu Elgiyen i mutehe duka) is the name of a gate on the western side of Beijing's city wall ... The gate was torn down in the 1960s, and has been replaced by the Fuchengmen overpass on the 2nd Ring Road ... The street that once passed through the gate is still named in its relation to the gate ...
The Gateless Gate - Nomenclature and Etymology
... Although the short title The Gateless Gate has become fairly common in English, this translation must be rejected upon closer scrutiny ... of criticism is the fact that in the rendering, "Gateless Gate", the word "gate" occurs twice ... This implies that the 無 (wú) rather than negating the gate (as in "gateless") is specifying it, and hence refers to the "Gate of Emptiness" ...
Gate, Oklahoma - Demographics
... There were 47 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, and 27.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "gate":

  • (noun): A door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall.
  • (verb): Restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment.
  • (verb): Control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate.
  • (noun): Total admission receipts at a sports event.
  • (verb): Supply with a gate.
    Example: "The house was gated"
  • (noun): Passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark.

Famous quotes containing the word gate:

    And we, barely recalled from sleep there, sense
    Arrivals lowing in a doleful distance
    Horny dilemmas at the gate once more.
    Come and choose wrong, they cry, come and choose wrong....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.
    André Breton (1896–1966)

    Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 7:13.