from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A subdivision or neighborhood, often surrounded by a barrier, to which entry is restricted to residents and their guests.
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- n. A residential area with restricted access, such as by a locked gate or guard post
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Eventually, he rented a town house apartment at the Las Vegas Country Club, a gated community of condos and McMansions in the shadow of the Hilton.
Meanwhile, a contingent of armed guards leaves the gated community to capture or kill what they assume is a single starving family—and we meet them with a force of one hundred from the African Corps who set posts and engagement lines and then so quickly kill the pursuing guards that the action seems casual.