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1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an enclosed 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 enclosing 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.
Defn: The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18.
5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
(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 enclosure.
-- Gate tender, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing.
-- Gate valve, 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 enclosure 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.
Gate, v. t.
1. To supply with a gate.
2. (Eng. Univ.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
Gate, n. Etym: [Icel. gata; akin to SW. gata street, lane, Dan. gade, Goth. gatwö, G. gasse. Cf. Gate a door, Gait.]
1. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate). [O. Eng. &
I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a woman, in my gate. Sir W. Scott.
2. Manner; gait. [O. Eng. & Scot.]
---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.
(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:13; Nehemiah 1:3; Nehemiah 2:3; Nehemiah 3:3), of Sodom (Genesis 19:1), of Gaza (Judges 16:3).
(2.) Of royal palaces (Nehemiah 2:8).
(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 1 Kings 6:35; 2 Kings 18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 1 Kings 6:32; Ezekiel 41:23, Ezekiel 41:24); of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate (Acts 3:2).
(4.) Tombs (Matthew 27:60).
(5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; Acts 16:27).
(6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13).
(7.) Camps (Exodus 32:26 - 32;27; Hebrews 13:12). The materials of which gates were made were,
(1.) Iron and brass (Psalms 107:16; Isaiah 45:2; Acts 12:10).
(2.) Stones and pearls (Isaiah 54:12; Revelation 21:21).
(3.) Wood (Judges 16:3) probably. At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, and hence "judges of the gate" are spoken of (Deuteronomy 16:18; Deuteronomy 17:8; Deuteronomy 21:19; Deuteronomy 25:6, Deuteronomy 25:7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently delivered their messages (Proverbs 1:21; Proverbs 8:3; Isaiah 29:21; Jeremiah 17:19, Jeremiah 17:20; Jeremiah 26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (1 Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59). By the "gates of righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple (Psalms 118:19). "The gates of hell" (R.V., "gates of Hades") Matthew 16:18, are generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the Church of Christ shall never die.
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