Gateway vs Entry - What's the difference?

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Gateway is a related term of entry.

As nouns the difference between gateway and entry

is that gateway is (senseid)an entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate while entry is (uncountable) the act of entering.

As a verb gateway

is to make available via a gateway, or access point.



(en noun)
  • (senseid)An entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate.
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  • Any point that represents the beginning of a transition from one place or phase to another.
  • A point at which freight moving from one territory to another is interchanged between transportation lines.
  • (digital communications) In wireless internet, an access point with additional software capabilities such as providing NAT and DHCP, which may also provide VPN support, roaming, firewalls, various levels of security, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * gateway drug


    (en verb)
  • To make available via a gateway, or access point.
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia entry)

    Alternative forms

    * entery (chiefly archaic)


  • (uncountable) The act of entering.
  • (uncountable) Permission to enter.
  • entry for children only if accompanied by an adult
  • A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  • A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  • A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  • An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia; a record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; (computing) a datum in a database.
  • What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  • (linear algebra) A term at any position in a matrix.
  • The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  • The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure licence to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
  • Usage notes

    Ambiguity Prevention * Correct: entry for children * Not: entry to children as this means that you are entering TO (get to) a child. It is incorrect.


    * (act of entering ): access, entering, entrance * (permission to enter ): access, admission * (doorway that provides a means of entering a building ): entrance, ingang, way in (British) * (room just inside the front door of a building ): entrance hall, foyer, hall, vestibule, ingang * (group within a church ): * (article in a dictionary or encyclopedia ): article * (record in a log ): record * (term in a matrix ): element * (item of data in a database ):


    * (act of entering ): departure, exit, exiting, leaving * (doorway that provides a means of entering a building ): exit, way out (British)

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from entry) * door entry system * entryway * no entry