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noun gate pronunciation in British English /ɡeɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a door in a fence or wall that you go through to enter or leave a place
    He walked through a wooden gate into the field.
    Be sure to close the gate to the drive when you leave.
    1. a.
      [usually plural] the entrance to a large public building or place that a lot of people visit
      A crowd had gathered at the gates of the palace.
      Wait for me outside the school gates.
  2. 2
    [countable] the place at an airport where people get on a plane
    Flight 267 is boarding now from Gate 12.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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