A gate or gateway is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or a moderately sized opening in some sort of fence. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative. Other terms for gate include yett and port. The word derives from the old Norse "gata", meaning road or path, and originally referred to the gap in the wall or fence, rather than the barrier which closed it.
A gate may have a latch to keep it from swinging and a lock for security. Larger gates can be used for a whole building, such as a castle or fortified town, or the actual doors that block entry through the gatehouse. Today, many gate doors are opened by an automated gate operator.
Other articles related to "gate":
... Manchu Elgiyen i mutehe duka) is the name of a gate on the western side of Beijing's city wall ... The gate was torn down in the 1960s, and has been replaced by the Fuchengmen overpass on the 2nd Ring Road ... The street that once passed through the gate is still named in its relation to the gate ...
... Although the short title The Gateless Gate has become fairly common in English, this translation must be rejected upon closer scrutiny ... A particular source of criticism is the fact that in the rendering, "Gateless Gate", the word "gate" occurs twice ... that the 無 (wú) rather than negating the gate (as in "gateless") is specifying it, and hence refers to the "Gate of Emptiness" ...
... On the second basement, north ticket gate is used for exit, center ticket gate for entrance, and south ticket gate for both entrance and exit ...
... and second placed riders in each of the Semi-Finals gate A – inside gate B gate C gate D – outside ...
... There were 47 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, and 27.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Famous quotes containing the word gate:
“And we, barely recalled from sleep there, sense
Arrivals lowing in a doleful distance
Horny dilemmas at the gate once more.
Come and choose wrong, they cry, come and choose wrong....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“The sucking milk from this our body sends through
jolts of light; the son, the father,
sharing mothers joy
That brings a softness to the flower of the awesome
open curling lotus gate I cup and kiss”
—Gary Snyder (b. 1930)
“Pale Death beats equally at the poor mans gate and at the palaces of kings.”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658 B.C.)