Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Not much else to do, sir, answered Kit ruefully, were gated.

They were all fenced and gated; but the gates were only shut, not locked.

He was gated for a week at eight, and coughed out of the room.

We passed through a long, straight street of new red houses with blue slate roofs, all gated and gardened.

“Thought you were gated when I saw Haviland go out alone,” went on Smithson as they started.

Suspended, gated for the rest of the term, and four hundred lines to do for Williams into the bargain.

All these ordinances he observes strictly, though he can neither be "hauled" nor "gated" for setting them at defiance.

"Gated at eight for a fortnight," he said, as he joined his son in the ante-room, where Blathgowrie had also made his appearance.

Curious impression that I shall be hauled up before a Dean or somebody for this to-morrow and fined or gated.

But I do not wish descriptions of being 'gated,' or 'sent down,' or 'ploughed,' and that kind of commonplace.


"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.