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English definition of “gateway”

gateway

noun [C]     /ˈɡeɪt.weɪ/
an entrance through a wall , fence , etc. where there is a gate Passages and entrance areas gateway to somewhere a place through which you have to go to get to a particular area : Manchester is known as the gateway to the north .Passages and entrance areas something in a system that allows you to use its other parts : The bank is your gateway to a whole range of financial services .Making appeals and requests
(Definition of gateway noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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