from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that is in charge of passage through a gate.
  • n. One who monitors or oversees the actions of others.
  • n. A primary-care provider, often in the setting of a managed-care organization, who coordinates patient care and provides referrals to specialists, hospitals, laboratories, and other medical services.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate
  • n. A person or group who controls access to something or somebody
  • n. 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.

  • n. someone who guards an entrance
  • n. someone who controls access to something


From gate + keeper. (Wiktionary)



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