EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GATE

They arrived at the gate without question or hindrance; but found it fastened.

Over the gate was written in large letters, 'The Entrance of Mortals.'

Only Ambrose was, at parting for the night, obliged to ask him for the key of the gate.

And the clipped privet bush by the trellis and the may tree by the gate.

Next day he called at the gate, on horseback, to inquire for mistress.

But is there no gate because we find none on the edge of the wood where it seemed to lie?

There were tables under the trees on the lawn, and a new sign on the gate.

A young girl is standing by a gate which opens on the street.

"Good-by, Miss Winship," he said, holding open the gate for me.

Mrs. Bartlett marched her prisoners through the gate and up to the house.

WORD ORIGIN

"opening, entrance," Old English geat (plural geatu) "gate, door, opening, passage, hinged framework barrier," from Proto-Germanic *gatan (cf. Old Norse gat "opening, passage," Old Saxon gat "eye of a needle, hole," Old Frisian gat "hole, opening," Dutch gat "gap, hole, breach," German Gasse "street"), of unknown origin. Meaning "money collected from selling tickets" dates from 1896 (short for gate money, 1820). Gate-crasher is from 1927. Finnish katu, Lettish gatua "street" are Germanic loan-words.

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