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.
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“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 7:13.
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—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“A young child is no longer simply a child; he or she is a preschooler, poised at the starting gate in the race of life.”
—Neil Kurshan (20th century)