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.
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... Although the short title The Gateless Gate has become fairly common in English, this translation must be rejected upon closer scrutiny ... is the fact that in the rendering, "Gateless Gate", the word "gate" occurs twice ... This implies that the 無 (wú) rather than negating the gate (as in "gateless") is specifying it, and hence refers to the "Gate of Emptiness" ...
... heats) Big Final (heat 23) The first and second placed riders in each of the Semi-Finals gate A – inside gate B gate C gate D – outside ...
... 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 ...
... Fùchéngmén 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 The gate was torn down in the 1960s, and has been replaced by the Fuchengmen overpass on the 2nd Ring Road ...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 ...
... 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:
“I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and by tourists into town.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
The shut gate and the decomposing wall:
The gentle serpent, green in the mulberry bush,
Riots with his tongue through the hush
Sentinel of the grave who counts us all!”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.”
—André Breton (18961966)