water gate

wa·ter gate
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er geyt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər geɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er geyt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər geɪt/

Definitions of water gate words

  • noun water gate a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate. 1
  • noun water gate a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing. 1
  • noun water gate a gate in a canal, leat, etc that can be opened or closed to control the flow of water 0
  • noun water gate a gate through which access may be gained to a body of water 0
  • noun water gate a gate controlling the flow of water; floodgate 0
  • noun water gate A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated. 0

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Origin of water gate

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400

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Parts of speech for Water gate


water gate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for water gate

noun water gate

  • floodgate — Civil Engineering. a gate designed to regulate the flow of water.

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