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"gate" in British English

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gatenoun [C]

uk   /ɡeɪt/  us   /ɡeɪt/
  • 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.

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  • 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.
(Definition of gate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gate" in American English

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gatenoun [C]

 us   /ɡeɪt/
a section of a fence or outer wall that can swing open to let you through: I pushed open the gate and went into the backyard.
A gate is also the door at an airport that you go through to get on an aircraft: All passengers for flight 103 please proceed to gate D4.
(Definition of gate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gate" in Business English

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gatenoun

uk   us   /ɡeɪt/
[C] TRANSPORT a part of an airport where travellers are allowed to get on or off an aircraft: Our MD-80 left at 8:14 p.m. from Gate C33. Delays that are caused by gate agents are assigned to customer service.
[C or U] COMMERCE the number of people that go to see a large event, or the amount of money people pay to see it: The gate for the event was a reported $2.6 million.
(Definition of gate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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