Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without a gate.
- adj. Without a gate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having no gate.
- gate + -less (Wiktionary)
“When Battery Park City was designed -- with gateless iron railings separating people from the water, no ladders along the sea wall, and without bollards for big boats to tie to -- no one had predicted that this stretch of waterfront would be the site of a massive evacuation.”
“Instead they focus on a single objection -- that self-publishing is a gateless portal that gives new meaning to the Cole Porter tune "Anything Goes.”
“That means drivers from those two states can blast through gateless, electronic tolls in the New York region without paying and face little chance of being caught.”
“However, it's surprising to me that Buddhism, with its emphasis on gateless gates and transcending the bounds of rational thinking, has so many of these numbered lists.”
“Although in this instance the culprit was an e-book, the gateless portals typical of the entire self-publishing industry makes almost every self-publisher vulnerable to similar scandals.”
“I just passed this gateless gate and realized that there wasn't a gate, but now I see the gate again!”
“He had swung the car to the left even before Dalgliesh noticed the narrow gap, gateless but still bounded by two rotting posts.”
“From the expansive vision gained by dying to his sense of separate selfhood, the man from the country suddenly beholds the blocked gate to the Law as what in truth it has always been, a non-barrier, or what Zen calls a mu-mon-kan or gateless gate.”
“Sphodrias lent a willing ear, and, pretending that he could easily capture Piraeus in its present gateless condition, gave his troops an early evening meal and marched out of Thespiae, saying that he would reach Piraeus before daybreak.”
“Dainyl took a score of steps toward the gateless entry.”
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