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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Gate  \Gate\  (g[=a]t),  n.  [OE.  [yogh]et,  [yogh]eat,  giat,  gate, 
  door,  AS  geat,  gat,  gate,  door;  akin  to  OS.,  D.,  &  Icel.  gat 
  opening,  hole,  and  perh.  to  E.  gate  a  way  gait,  and  get  v. 
  Cf  {Gate}  a  way  3d  {Get}.] 
  1.  A  large  door  or  passageway  in  the  wall  of  a  city,  of  an 
  inclosed  field  or  place  or  of  a  grand  edifice,  etc.; 
  also  the  movable  structure  of  timber,  metal,  etc.,  by 
  which  the  passage  can  be  closed. 
  2.  An  opening  for  passage  in  any  inclosing  wall,  fence,  or 
  barrier;  or  the  suspended  framework  which  closes  or  opens 
  a  passage.  Also  figuratively,  a  means  or  way  of  entrance 
  or  of  exit 
  Knowest  thou  the  way  to  Dover?  Both  stile  and  gate, 
  horse  way  and  footpath.  --Shak. 
  Opening  a  gate  for  a  long  war.  --Knolles. 
  3.  A  door,  valve,  or  other  device,  for  stopping  the  passage 
  of  water  through  a  dam,  lock,  pipe,  etc 
  4.  (Script.)  The  places  which  command  the  entrances  or 
  access  hence  place  of  vantage;  power;  might 
  The  gates  of  hell  shall  not  prevail  against  it 
  --Matt.  xvi. 
  5.  In  a  lock  tumbler,  the  opening  for  the  stump  of  the  bolt 
  to  pass  through  or  into 
  6.  (Founding) 
  a  The  channel  or  opening  through  which  metal  is  poured 
  into  the  mold;  the  ingate. 
  b  The  waste  piece  of  metal  cast  in  the  opening;  a  sprue 
  or  sullage  piece.  [Written  also  {geat}  and  {git}.] 
  {Gate  chamber},  a  recess  in  the  side  wall  of  a  canal  lock, 
  which  receives  the  opened  gate. 
  {Gate  channel}.  See  {Gate},  5. 
  {Gate  hook},  the  hook-formed  piece  of  a  gate  hinge. 
  {Gate  money},  entrance  money  for  admission  to  an  inclosure. 
  {Gate  tender},  one  in  charge  of  a  gate,  as  at  a  railroad 
  {Gate  valva},  a  stop  valve  for  a  pipe,  having  a  sliding  gate 
  which  affords  a  straight  passageway  when  open 
  {Gate  vein}  (Anat.),  the  portal  vein. 
  {To  break  gates}  (Eng.  Univ.),  to  enter  a  college  inclosure 
  after  the  hour  to  which  a  student  has  been  restricted. 
  {To  stand  in  the}  {gate,  or  gates},  to  occupy  places  or 
  advantage,  power,  or  defense. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Geat  \Geat\,  n.  [See  {Gate}  a  door.]  (Founding) 
  The  channel  or  spout  through  which  molten  metal  runs  into  a 
  mold  in  casting.  [Written  also  {git},  {gate}.]