Meaning of “gateway” in the English Dictionary

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"gateway" in British English

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gatewaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡeɪt.weɪ/ us /ˈɡeɪt.weɪ/

an entrance through a wall, fence, etc. where there is a gate

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.
gateway to sth

a way of achieving something:

Hard work is the gateway to success.

something in a system that allows you to use its other parts:

The bank is your gateway to a whole range of financial services.

(Definition of “gateway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gateway" in American English

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gatewaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡeɪt·weɪ/

a place through which you have to go to get to another place, esp. a tall and wide entrance through a wall:

fig. The new airport is regarded as the most convenient gateway to southeast Asia.

(Definition of “gateway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gateway" in Business English

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gatewaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡeɪtweɪ/ us

something in a system that allows you to use its other parts:

The site's aim is to provide a central gateway for e-commerce services.
The bank is your gateway to a whole range of financial services.

(Definition of “gateway” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)