Definitions

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

  • noun A lodge at the entrance to the driveway of an estate.
  • noun A fortified structure built over the gateway to a city or castle.
  • noun A building that houses the controls of a dam or canal lock.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house at a gate.
  • noun A small house or lodge used by a person who attends the gate at a level crossing on a railroad.
  • noun A house erected over the gate of a reservoir for regulating the flow of water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A house connected or associated with a gate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lodge besides the entrance to an estate; often the residence of a gatekeeper; also a dwelling formerly used as such a residence.
  • noun archaic A fortified room over the entrance to a castle or over the gate in a city wall
  • noun A shelter for a gatekeeper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A picture of the Abbey gatehouse is above: all that remains of the old Abbey.

    NHS in Wonderland?

  • Therefore, I called the gatehouse and left a message saying I wasn't coming in.

    Catching Up with Summer

  • A picture of the Abbey gatehouse is above: all that remains of the old Abbey.

    Archive 2007-09-02

  • Therefore, I called the gatehouse and left a message saying I wasn't coming in.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Watts waited half an hour before he called the gatehouse again.

    A Gift From Earth

  • Watts waited half an hour before he called the gatehouse again.

    A Gift From Earth

  • I went inside it's "gatehouse" - where they have mail and stuff, but a garage-door like covering was over that area.

    Planet Atheism

  • The gatehouse is a piece of early Victorian kitsch, a Swiss-style brick building clad with a wooden lattice of white crosses and dark timber rectangles, and a ridiculous but endearing balcony.

    Country diary: Sandy, Bedfordshire

  • The gatehouse was a garrison unto itself, with two dozen Reahn guards and passport inspectors checking papers, baskets and weapons.

    THE PROMISED WAR

  • The scheme is being funded by the European Union and will see a contemporary building built within the ruins of the gatehouse, which is known as the Porter's Lodge.

    EU funds Fountains Abbey project

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  • In castle architecture, a strong multi-storeyed structure containing a fortified gate.

    August 25, 2008