from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gates, Horatio 1728?-1806. American Revolutionary general who became a hero after winning the Battle of Saratoga (1777) but suffered a humiliating defeat at Camden, South Carolina (1780).
- Gates, William Henry Known as "Bill.” Born 1955. American computer software designer and business executive who cofounded Microsoft in 1975 and as chairman built it into one of the largest computer software manufacturers in the world.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
A topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. (Wiktionary)