gate


gate
gate gate [geɪt] noun
1. [countable] TRAVEL the door leading to the planes at an airport:

• Air France flight 76 will leave from gate 6A.

2. [countable, uncountable] COMMERCE the number of people attending a public place or event such as a football match, amusement park, film etc, or the total sum of money that these people pay:

• Revenue for the television rights and gate receipts will exceed $10 million.

• Universal Studios Hollywood concedes its total gate is slightly lower this year.

3. open/​close its gates COMMERCE if a company or organization opens its gates, it opens for business for the first time. If it closes its gates, it is no longer in business:

• By the time Disneyland opened its gates, the city of Anaheim had increased to four times its size.

• Falling orders forced the factory to close its gates.

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gate UK US /geɪt/ noun
[C] TRANSPORT a part of an airport where travellers are allowed to get on or off an aircraft: »

Our MD-80 left at 8:14 p.m. from Gate C33.

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Delays that are caused by gate agents are assigned to customer service.

[C or U] COMMERCE the number of people that go to see a large event, or the amount of money people pay to see it: »

The gate for the event was a reported $2.6 million.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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