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noun [countable] gateway pronunciation in British English /ˈɡeɪtweɪ/ 
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singulargateway
pluralgateways
  1. 1
    an entrance that is opened and closed with a gate

    You'll see the house as soon as you go through the gateway.

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  2. 2
    [usually singular] a place that allows you to reach or enter a larger place
    gateway to:

    Stranraer is the gateway to the whole of Ireland.

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  3. 3
    [usually singular] something that allows you to do or achieve something
    gateway to:

    the gateway to mathematics/understanding/life

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  4. 5
    computing a place on the Internet from which you can get information about something, and which can be guarded

    the home page of the Scottish gateway to services and information for rural communities

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