gateway ( gateways plural )
1 n-count A gateway is an entrance where there is a gate.
He walked across the park and through a gateway.
2 n-count A gateway to somewhere is a place which you go through because it leads you to a much larger place.
usu N to n
Lyons is the gateway to the Alps for motorists driving out from Britain.
3 n-count If something is a gateway to a job, career, or other activity, it gives you the opportunity to make progress or get further success in that activity.
with supp, usu N to n
The prestigious title offered a gateway to success in the highly competitive world of modelling.
4 n-count In computing, a gateway connects different computer networks so that information can be passed between them. (COMPUTING)
gateway drug ( gateway drugs plural ) A gateway drug is a drug such as cannabis that is believed by some people to lead to the use of more harmful drugs such as heroin or cocaine. n-count
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