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


Virgilll rot before I do his thousand lines or pay any attention to his gating.

I am disposed to ask you to dispense the gating and the penalties for violating it.

This corresponds to some extent with the English system of 'gating.'

Say, a thousand lines apiece, a week's gating, and a few things of that kind.

Every weaver had his own way of gating, and his own little tricks of weaving.

"Oh, no, sir," said Stalky cheerfully; for a week's gating in the summer term is serious.

The gating, however, did not last many weeks, and before long our friends were back at their old haunts again.

Undoubtedly, commented Mr. Roylston, but I have had the unpleasant duty of gating you for a month.