gateless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gate +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

gateless (not comparable)

  1. Without a gate.
    • 2007 March 18, Roja Heydarpour, “At Muslim Resting Place, 5 New Child-Size Graves”, in New York Times[1]:
      Anthony Sparno’s days are usually filled with silent hours tending his gateless 12-acre cemetery.
  2. (by extension) Boundless; unrestricted.
    • 2004, Ronald H. Bayor, The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, →ISBN:
      First, Negroes are trapped—as many whites are trapped—in inherited, gateless poverty.
    • 2013, Steve Erickson, Tours of the Black Clock: A Novel, →ISBN:
      We're left to our own devices, you and I, emancipated and gateless.
    • 2018, Michael Ondaatje, Warlight, →ISBN, page 278:
      He had assumed he would always be independent and gateless.