Definitions

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

  • noun One that is in charge of passage through a gate.
  • noun One who monitors or oversees the actions of others.
  • noun One who controls access to something, such as information or services.

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  • noun A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate
  • noun A person or group who controls access to something or somebody
  • noun A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, Pyronia tithonus, of the Nymphalidae family.

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

  • noun someone who guards an entrance
  • noun someone who controls access to something

Etymologies

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From gate + keeper.

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