Definition of gate

Definition of gate
  1. gate Noun A doorlike structure outside a house.
  2. gate Noun Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall.
  3. gate Noun Movable barrier.
  4. gate Noun A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are "and", "or", "nand" etc.
  5. gate Noun The gap between a batsman's bat and pad.
  6. gate Noun The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event.
  7. gate Noun A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots.
  8. gate Noun passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
  9. gate Verb To keep something inside by means of a closed gate.
  10. gate Verb To ground someone.
  11. gate Verb To open a closed ion channel.Alberts, Bruce; et al. "Figure 11-21: The gating of ion channels." In: "Molecular Biology of the Cell", ed. Senior, Sarah Gibbs. New York: Garland Science, 2002 [cited 18 December 2009]. Available from:
  12. gate Noun A way, path.
  13. gate Noun A journey.
  14. gate Noun A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street.
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