Hypertext Webster Gateway: "gate"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3;
3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3).

(2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8).

(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings
18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24);
of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate (Acts

(4.) Tombs (Matt. 27:60).

(5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; 16:27).

(6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13).

(7.) Camps (Ex. 32:26, 27; Heb. 13:12).

The materials of which gates were made were,

(1.) Iron and brass (Ps. 107:16; Isa. 45:2; Acts 12:10).

(2.) Stones and pearls (Isa. 54:12; Rev. 21:21).

(3.) Wood (Judg. 16:3) probably.

At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held,
and hence "judges of the gate" are spoken of (Deut. 16:18; 17:8;
21:19; 25:6, 7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently
delivered their messages (Prov. 1:21; 8:3; Isa. 29:21; Jer.
17:19, 20; 26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (1
Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59). By the "gates of righteousness" we are
probably to understand those of the temple (Ps. 118:19). "The
gates of hell" (R.V., "gates of Hades") Matt. 16:18, are
generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but
probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the
Church of Christ shall never die.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sash \Sash\, n. [F. ch[^a]ssis a frame, sash, fr. ch[^a]sse a
shrine, reliquary, frame, L. capsa. See {Case} a box.]
1. The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a
glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between
the panes.

2. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is
strained and by which it is carried up and down with a
reciprocating motion; -- also called {gate}.

{French sash}, a casement swinging on hinges; -- in
distinction from a vertical sash sliding up and down.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

3. (Mach.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of
shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a
pulley of 12 inches diameter.

{To swing a door}, {gate}, etc. (Carp.), to put it on hinges
so that it can swing or turn.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Gate \Gate\ (g[=a]t), n. [OE. [yogh]et, [yogh]eat, giat, gate,
door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat
opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v.
Cf. {Gate} a way, 3d {Get}.]
1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an
inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.;
also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by
which the passage can be closed.

2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or
barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens
a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance
or of exit.

Knowest thou the way to Dover? Both stile and gate,
horse way and footpath. --Shak.

Opening a gate for a long war. --Knolles.

3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage
of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.

4. (Script.) The places which command the entrances or
access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.

The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
--Matt. xvi.

5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt
to pass through or into.

6. (Founding)
(a) The channel or opening through which metal is poured
into the mold; the ingate.
(b) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue
or sullage piece. [Written also {geat} and {git}.]

{Gate chamber}, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock,
which receives the opened gate.

{Gate channel}. See {Gate}, 5.

{Gate hook}, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge.

{Gate money}, entrance money for admission to an inclosure.

{Gate tender}, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad

{Gate valva}, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate
which affords a straight passageway when open.

{Gate vein} (Anat.), the portal vein.

{To break gates} (Eng. Univ.), to enter a college inclosure
after the hour to which a student has been restricted.

{To stand in the} {gate, or gates}, to occupy places or
advantage, power, or defense.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Gate \Gate\, v. t.
1. To supply with a gate.

2. (Eng. Univ.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates
at an earlier hour than usual.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Gate \Gate\, n. [Icel. gata; akin to SW. gata street, lane, Dan.
gade, Goth. gatw["o], G. gasse. Cf. {Gate} a door, {Gait}.]
1. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate). [O. Eng.
& Scot.]

I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has
this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a
woman, in my gate. --Sir W.

2. Manner; gait. [O. Eng. & Scot.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Geat \Geat\, n. [See {Gate} a door.] (Founding)
The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a
mold in casting. [Written also {git}, {gate}.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall
2: a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output
that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
[syn: {logic gate}]
3: total admission receipts at a sports event
4: passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can
embark or disembark
v 1: supply with a gate: "The house was gated"
2: control with a valve or other device that functions like a
3: restrict movement to the dormitory or campus, of British
schoolboys, as a means of punishment

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