an entrance or passage that may be closed by a .
a structure for enclosing such an opening or entrance.
any passage by or point at which a region may be entered:
New York soon became the gateway to America.
an entrance that may be closed by or as by a gate
a means of entry or access: Mumbai, gateway to India
(modifier) allowing entry, access, or progress to a more extreme form: gateway drug, gateway drink
(computing) hardware and software that connect incompatible computer networks, allowing information to be passed from one to another
a software utility that enables text messages to be sent and received over digital cellular telephone networks
See residential gateway
1707, from gate + way. Figurative use from 1842.
1. A deprecated term for a device that enables data to flow between different networks (forming an internet).
Preferred terms are “protocol converter” (connects networks that use different protocols), “router” (connects two broadcast networks at layer 3 (network layer). Another example is a mail gateway, which is a layer 7 (application layer) gateway.
2. An interface between an information source and a World-Wide Web server. Common Gateway Interface is a standard for such interfaces. The information source can be any system that can be accessed by a program running on the web server. A typical example is a relational database.
- Gateway 2000
company One of the lagest US manufacturers of IBM compatibles, founded by CEO Ted Waitt in September 1985, in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1990 the company moved to North Sioux City, South Dakota. In August 1994, quarterly profits were $4 million on sales of $617 million. Sales for the first quarter of 1997 were $1.42 […]
noun 1. any mood-altering drug, as a stimulant or tranquilizer, that does not cause physical dependence but may lead to the use of addictive drugs, as heroin. noun 1. a recreational drug such as cannabis, the use of which is believed by some to encourage the user to try stronger drugs
/ɡæθ/ noun 1. (Old Testament) one of the five cities of the Philistines, from which Goliath came (I Samuel 17:4) and near which Saul fell in battle (II Samuel 1:20) Douay spelling Geth (ɡɛθ) a wine-vat, one of the five royal cities of the Philistines (Josh. 13:3) on which the ark brought calamity (1 Sam. […]
[gah-tuh, -tah] /ˈgɑ tə, -tɑ/ noun, Zoroastrianism. 1. one of several groups of hymns (the Gathas) forming the oldest part of the Avesta. /ˈɡɑːtə/ noun 1. (Zoroastrianism) any of a number of versified sermons in the Avesta that are in a more ancient dialect than the rest