|n.||1.||A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.|
|Noun||1.||gateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gate|
|1.||(networking)||gateway - A deprecated term for a device that enables
data to flow between different networks (forming an
Preferred terms are "protocol converter" (connects networks that use different protocols), "router" (connects two broadcast networks at layer 3 (network layer). Another example is a mail gateway, which is a layer 7 (application layer) gateway.
|2.||(hypertext)||gateway - An interface between an information source and a World-Wide Web server. Common Gateway Interface is a standard for such interfaces. The information source can be any system that can be accessed by a program running on the web server. A typical example is a relational database.|