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 crossing.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 thegate, 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. [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 [O. Eng. & Scot.]

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.]

(Gat"ed) a. Having gates. Young.

(Gate"house`) n. A house connected or associated with a gate.

(Gate"less), a. Having no gate.

(Gate"man) n. A gate keeper; a gate tender.

(Gate"post`) n.

(Gate) n. [OE. &yoghet, &yogheat, 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.

Opening a gate for a long war.

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. 18.

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.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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