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  1. simple past and past participle of gate


gated (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being switched on and off (normally by means of a signal).
  2. Having a gate or other restricted access.
    a gated community;  a source control system with gated check-ins
    • 1960 September, “Talking of Trains: New level crossing signs”, in Trains Illustrated, page 519:
      The flashing signal is intended mainly for use at crossings with lifting barriers, but it may be also be used at some gated crossings and, on minor roads, at some ungated crossings; [...].
    • 2013 July 27, “Architectural bombast”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8846:
      Gated, gilded and gaudy, they have sprung up all over China: overwrought government buildings erected at vast public expense, and in stark contrast to the shoddy state of so many homes and schools. In style they range from modernist brutalism to Versailles kitsch.
  3. (heraldry) Having a gate of a specified colour.
    • 1956, Thomas Innes of Learney, Scots Heraldry: A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art and Science, Genealogical Publishing Com, →ISBN, page 203:
      Quarterly: 1st and 4th, azure, a castle argent, gated and windowed gules; 2nd, gules three legs armed proper, flexed and conjoined triangularly at the upper end of the thigh, garnished and spurred or; 3rd, azure, a deer's head cabossed []

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