• WordNet 3.6
    • n Gates United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
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New Palace Gate New Palace Gate
Old St. Louis Gate Old St. Louis Gate
New St. John's Gate New St. John's Gate
Old Prescott Gate Old Prescott Gate
Hope Gate Hope Gate
New Kent Gate New Kent Gate


  • Sir John Lubbock
    “Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Soft pity enters an iron gate.”
  • Marcia Moore
    Marcia Moore
    “The only thing you will take through those pearly gates is what you have given away.”


First out of the gate - When someone is first out of the gate, they are the first to do something that others are trying to do.
Out of the gate running - If someone comes out of the gate running, they start something at a fast pace, without any build-up.


In literature:

A half-dozen head of mixed cattle followed him up to the gate, seeking a wider world.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
They lived on the Gates place at freedom.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The sixth and seventh flanked the Paris Gate.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
I ordered it, however, not to stop at the garden gate, but a little farther down, in front of another house.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Their probe, if fortune favored them, might become a gate through time.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The boy ran faster and came to the gate and went up the walk.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Cloud Gate at Point du Jour, and by the gate of Montrouge.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
He shut the outside door, closed fast the big gate, and departed by the service gate.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
A little way off there was a great castle, with a broad road leading straight up to the front gate.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Without the gate, my maidens wait, to offer you a robe of state.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli

In poetry:

At the golden gate of song
Stood I, knocking all day long,
But the Angel, calm and cold,
Still refused and bade me, "Hold."
"Inspiration" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"And when that stainless soul of his
Passed upward to God's gate,
My manhood that had left me then
Came to me all too late."
"The Comrade" by Cicely Fox Smith
Down Piromid vista gazing,
Ten miles back from every gate,
He can see that temple blazing,
Which the world shall never mate.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I opened my gate; who there should stand--
The waves roll so gayly O,
But a fair lady, with a cup in her hand,
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
Now, as he touch'd his native sand,
And near his castle gate,
He saw the weeping widow stand,
And mock'd her mournful state.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Who knows but in Eternity,
I, like a truant child, shall wait
The glories of a life to be,
Beyond the Heavenly Father's gate?
"At The Door" by Eugene Field

In news:

Defense Secretary Robert Gates makes a statement to reporters with Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, not pictured, after their meeting in Moscow, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
Liberty High School opened its gates and welcomed back students with a bang Aug 23.
Chabot clinches share of Golden Gate Conference title.
Already, the first block of Kirkwood Avenue outside Indiana University's Sample Gates hosts as many franchises as any strip center.
Occupy Wall Street protesters chained open emergency exit gates in eight subway stations Wednesday morning, allowing riders to enter for free, sources said.
It pits kids and parents who love soccer, against people who love the natural habitat of Golden Gate Park.
"No Shave November" at Golden Gate.
DEBORAH GATES The Daily Times.
Christo's Gates: A Little Creaky .
Correction to This Article An article in the Feb 13 Style section about the orange gates placed in New York's Central Park as part of an art installation should have said the structures resemble giant croquet wickets, not cricket wickets.
Visitors start crossing the Wachusett Reservoir dam after rangers opened the gates on Sunday for the yearly event.
Courtesy of Ben Crist Once a year, the Outside Lands festival takes over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and turns it into a music-lover's playground.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – It's Oct 25, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stands on a Broadway stage, ready to introduce his company's new PC operating system, Windows XP, to the world.
Gates has done plenty of product launches before, but none in circumstances quite like this.
Tampa, just outside its gates.

In science:

By including sufficiently many one-qubit variants o f each gate, one can ensure that each step’s computational gates are randomized in the product of the one-qubit Clifford groups.
Randomized Benchmarking of Quantum Gates
Figure 3. A Gated Ferrers diagram with five rows containing a three-rowed Ferrers gate.
The Half-Perimeter Generating Function of Gated and Wicketed Ferrers diagrams
Typically, this unitary transformation U is decomposed into ng = ⌊nq (nq + 2)/2⌋ quantum gates which involve Hadamard operations and one-qubit phase gates (compare with the left-hand side of figure 2).
Stabilization of quantum information by combined dynamical decoupling and detected-jump error correction
Compared to the conventional gate decomposition (left) the off-diagonal elements of this correlation matrix are suppressed significantly by this new gate decomposition (middle).
Stabilization of quantum information by combined dynamical decoupling and detected-jump error correction
It is also possible to apply the random gates not before each elementary quantum gate but less often.
Stabilization of quantum information by combined dynamical decoupling and detected-jump error correction