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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A strait in northern California connecting the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge, which spans the strait, was completed in 1937.

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  • proper noun The strait that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
  • proper noun informal The Golden Gate Bridge.

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  • noun a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake

Etymologies

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A calque of Latin Porta Aurea, Ancient Greek Χρυσή Πύλη (Khrysē Pylē).

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