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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. b.
      [usually singular] the entrance to a sports event or other entertainment where people pay for or show their tickets
  2. 2
    [countable] the place at an airport where people get on a plane

    Flight 267 is boarding now from Gate 12.

  3. 3

    the gate

    the number of people who go to see a sports event or other entertainment

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