Gate

Noun

  • passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark.
  • (metalworking) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mould; the ingate.
  • ‚ÄčA doorlike structure outside a house.
  • (obsolete) A journey.
  • (computing) A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are and, or, nand, etc.
  • (flow cytometry) A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots.
  • In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  • (cinematography) A mechanism, in a film camera and projector, that holds each frame momentarily stationary behind the aperture
  • (now Scotland, Northern England) A way, path.
  • Movable barrier.

    "The gate in front of the railroad crossing went up after the train had passed."

  • (Britain, Scotland, dialect, archaic) manner; gait
  • The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event.
  • (electronics) The controlling terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
  • The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. Also written geat and git.
  • Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall.
  • (Northern England) A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street.
  • (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"

Verb

  • To keep something inside by means of a closed gate.
  • (transitive) To furnish with a gate.
  • (biochemistry) To open a closed ion channel.
  • To ground someone.
  • (transitive) To turn (an image intensifier) on and off selectively as needed, or to avoid damage. See autogating.

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