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Meaning of “gate” in the English Dictionary

"gate" in British English

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gatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡeɪt/
  • gate noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

A2 a ​part of a ​fence or ​outsidewall that is ​fixed at one ​side and ​opens and ​closes like a ​door, usually made of ​metal or ​woodenstrips a ​similardevice that ​slidesacross an ​opening, often ​folding into a ​smallerspace as it is ​opened: The ​lift won't ​move if the ​safety gate isn't ​shutproperly.B1 a ​part of an ​airport where ​travellers are ​allowed to get on or off a ​particularaircraft: All ​passengers for ​flight LH103 ​pleaseproceed to gate 16.

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  • gate noun [C] (PEOPLE)

UK informal the ​number of ​people that go to ​see a ​sportsevent or other ​largeevent, or the ​amount of ​moneypeoplepay 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 ​outerwall that can ​swingopen to ​let you through: I ​pushedopen 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 ​pleaseproceed 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 ​customerservice.
[C or U] COMMERCE the ​number of ​people that go to see a large ​event, or the ​amount of ​moneypeoplepay 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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