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From gate +‎ way.



gateway (plural gateways)

  1. An entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, […].
  2. A place regarded as giving access to somewhere.
    • 2020 December 30, Richard Clinnick, “Greater Anglia strikes again...”, in Rail, page 43:
      The staff offer a touch of Norfolk courtesy as they guide passengers onto connecting services. The bustling concourse has a wide selection of information and retail, including a very active city tourism presence. This station now feels like a real gateway to Norwich.
  3. Any point that represents the beginning of a transition from one place or phase to another.
  4. A point at which freight moving from one territory to another is interchanged between transportation lines.
  5. (digital communications) In wireless internet, an access point with additional software capabilities such as providing NAT and DHCP, which may also provide VPN support, roaming, firewalls, various levels of security, etc.


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gateway (third-person singular simple present gateways, present participle gatewaying, simple past and past participle gatewayed)

  1. (transitive, digital communications) To make available via a gateway, or access point.




From English



gateway m (plural gateways)

  1. (Internet) gateway