Gate vs Gatelike - What's the difference?

gate | gatelike |

As a proper noun gate

is a town in oklahoma.

As an adjective gatelike is

resembling a gate or some aspect of one.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).


(en noun)
  • (senseid)A doorlike structure outside a house.
  • Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall.
  • Movable barrier.
  • The gate in front of the railroad crossing went up after the train had passed.
  • (computing) A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are and'', ''or'', ''nand , etc.
  • (cricket) The gap between a batsman's bat and pad.
  • The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event.
  • (flow cytometry) A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots.
  • passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark.
  • (electronics) The controlling terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
  • In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  • (metalworking) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mould; the ingate.
  • The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. Also written geat and git.
  • Synonyms
    * (computing) logic gate
    Derived terms
    * floodgate * gatekeeper * kissing gate * pearly gates * sluice gate


  • To keep something inside by means of a closed gate.
  • To ground someone.
  • (biochemistry) To open a closed ion channel.Alberts, Bruce; et al. "Figure 11-21: The gating of ion channels." In: Molecular Biology of the Cell , ed. Senior, Sarah Gibbs. New York: Garland Science, 2002 [cited 18 December 2009]. Available from:
  • To furnish with a gate.
  • To turn (an image intensifier) on and off selectively as needed, or to avoid damage. See autogating.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gata, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A way, path.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • 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 .
  • (obsolete) A journey.
  • * , II.xii:
  • nought regarding, they kept on their gate , / And all her vaine allurements did forsake [...].
  • (Northern England) A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street.
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect, archaic) manner; gait
  • References


    * * 1000 English basic words ----




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a gate or some aspect of one.