Definition for Gate (-s)

gate (-s), n. [OE.]

  1. Death; end of mortality; beginning of the next life.
  2. Portal; passage into a city with guards that permit or deny access; [fig.] entryway into heaven.
  3. Opening in a fence; point of access through a wall.
  4. Ordinance; initiation; rite of passage; required procedure for entering a kingdom; [fig.] baptism; conversion; spiritual rebirth (see Matthew 7:14).
  5. Barrier; constraint; [fig.] physical body; mortal life; veil of corporeality.
  6. Door; passage; entry.
  7. Cenotaph; doorway into a sepulcher; entrance into a tomb.
  8. Wound; problem.
  9. Portal between life and death.
  10. Blockage; impediment.
  11. Veil; life before; pre-existence.

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