AskDefine | Define gateway

Dictionary Definition

gateway n : an entrance that can be closed by a gate

User Contributed Dictionary



gate + way


  1. An entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate.
  2. Any point that represents the beginning of a transition from one place or phase to another.

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Extensive Definition

Gateway has several meanings. It may often share meanings with the term gate.


Computer terminology

  • Gateway (telecommunications), in telecommunications is a computer or a network that allows or controls access to another computer or network.
  • Gateway (web page), a webpage designed to attract visitors and search engines to a particular website.
  • Payment gateway, the software interface between a web-based shopping cart and a merchant account.
  • Gateway (computer program), a link between two computer programs allowing them to share information and bypass certain protocols on a host computer.


  • Gateway, Inc. (formerly Gateway 2000) is a computer manufacturer currently owned by Asian computer manufacturer Acer
  • "Gateway", a former name of the UK supermarket chain now rebranded as Somerfield (UK retailer)
  • "Gateway", a UK building society bought in 1988 by the Woolwich Building Society
  • "Gateway Newstands", a Canadian tobacco/newspaper/convenience goods retailer located in the Toronto, New York, and Chicago rapid transit systems, as well as in major office towers and high-traffic shopping malls


*Gateway Community and Technical College, composed of four separate campuses located in northern Kentucky




  • Gateway Bridge, the most eastern crossing of the Brisbane River, Brisbane


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In fiction

  • Common synonym for portal
  • Gateway (novel), a 1976 novel by Frederik Pohl, the first book of the Heechee series and winner of the Hugo Award and Nebula Award
  • Gateways (novel), a Repairman Jack novel by F. Paul Wilson
  • Gateway (comics), a supporting character in Marvel's X-Men series



gateway in German: Gateway
gateway in Spanish: Gateway
gateway in Persian: دروازه
gateway in French: Gateway
gateway in Korean: 게이트웨이 (동음이의)
gateway in Hebrew: שער
gateway in Dutch: Gateway
gateway in Japanese: ゲートウェイ
gateway in Polish: Gateway
gateway in Russian: Шлюз
gateway in Volapük: Gateway

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

French door, archway, back door, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, front door, gate, gatepost, hatch, hatchway, lintel, porch, portal, porte cochere, postern, propylaeum, pylon, scuttle, side door, stile, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile
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