Definition of gated in English:



  • 1Having gates to control the movement of traffic, people, or animals.

    ‘a gated road’
    • ‘We're living in an era of gated apartment blocks and lots of rental accommodation.’
    • ‘Yet all too often, roads remain gated well into the spring ski season - even when they're dry and driveable.’
    • ‘He claims the development plans would scoop out a lot of the woods and natural habitat for detention ponds to control flooding in a gated development of million-dollar homes.’
    • ‘That fire, which has destroyed 13 homes since it began Saturday, was burning dangerously close to a gated community of million-dollar mansions in Los Angeles' Chatsworth section.’
    • ‘Lately, the gated property has become a free-for-all, with animals and children hanging out on the site.’
    • ‘Is there a hidden agenda here to have the area gated and restricted to residents only so they can control it as an extension of their property?’
    • ‘Turn right then left along the adjoining gated path to reach the B road again.’
    • ‘To contribute to this atmosphere there will be food vendors, a gated area to prevent the crawlers and walkers from diving into the duck pond, and volunteers on hand to watch the exit and keep an eye out for scraped knees.’
    • ‘The streets of New York are full of people from all walks, races, creeds, colors; they are the antithesis of a gated sprawling suburban development.’
    • ‘Expect to pay maintenance fees, which include care of the lawns, grounds, pools, pest control and gate attendant if the property is in a gated community.’
    • ‘You may live in a gated community that doesn't welcome a lot of traffic.’
    • ‘The City adopted a security access restrictions policy in 2003 that demanded gated communities apply to have their boom gates legalised based on a set of stringent criteria.’
    • ‘The roads and pavements of these cul-de-sacs are quasi-private places, gated communities without gates.’
    • ‘And then you turn off the main road, and are in another, private world of gated compounds ringed by eroding mud-brick walls.’
    • ‘The entrance to the tunnel was gated off six years ago because of vandalism but the gate itself was subsequently vandalised and had to be replaced in 2001.’
    • ‘We start with a gated road tarmac warm up to find a steep climb up the west flank of the valley.’
    • ‘Affluent suburbanites create gated enclosures not to pursue profit (of course property values play a role) but in the name of community.’
    • ‘A dimension where everyone lives in climate controlled gated estates and they don't like lost midwestern lunatics.’
    • ‘Leave the Pennine Way at the road and turn right, following the road downhill for about half a mile until a gated track is reached on the right.’
    • ‘Whilst gated communities may indeed be more integrated within, gates can act as barriers to social interaction between communities.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting a residential development in which access is allowed only through a secured gate, often protected by additional security measures.
      ‘a gated community’
      • ‘Having moved to a fashionable "gated community" they invite their old neighbors to dinner.’
      • ‘Cobblestone Estates once promoted as the city's next gated communityis just over the East New York border in Lindenwood, Queens.’
      • ‘Welcome to Wavering Facades, the world's first gated and secure metrosexual community.’
  • 2technical Denoting a channel or pathway through a system that can be opened and closed depending on set conditions.

    • ‘Voltage gated potassium channels open and inactivate in response to changes of the voltage across the membrane.’
    • ‘The cavities positioned along the gated pores of membrane channels and transporters are noticeably lined by polar amino acids that should be exposed to the aqueous medium when the protein is in the open state.’
    • ‘Indeed, ion channels, whether gated by ligand, voltage, or force, all possess specialized molecular sensors for detection of their stimuli.’
    • ‘The serotonin type 3 receptor is a member of a superfamily of ligand gated ion channels.’
    • ‘The Chilean common brown tarantula has provided the source for a novel painkiller, a new way to block cardiac arrhythmias, and insights into how ion channels are gated.’