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gate

noun [C] uk   /ɡeɪt/ us  

gate noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

A2 a part of a fence or outside wall that is fixed at one side and opens and closes like a door, usually made of metal or wooden strips a similar device that slides across an opening, often folding into a smaller space as it is opened: The lift won't move if the safety gate isn't shut properly. B1 a part of an airport where travellers are allowed to get on or off a particular aircraft: All passengers for flight LH103 please proceed to gate 16.

gate noun [C] (PEOPLE)

UK informal the number of people that go to see a sports event or other large event, or the amount of money people pay to see it: Gates at matches were lower than average last season.
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