Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

Boys and Donkey

Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

"House in Buckingham Gate, London." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Buckingham Gate

"House in Buckingham Gate, London." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

Child Running Through Gate Holding Books

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Colonial Gate

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Part of one of the Hampton Court Gates." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Court Gates

"Part of one of the Hampton Court Gates." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Curtain, in Fortification, is the portion of rampart or wall between two bastions or two gates. In a regular siege, to batter down the curtain is one of the main operations depended on; and many of the external works constructed by the defenders are intended to frustrate, or at least embarrass, this operation. In the annexed cut, which shows a ground-plan of some of the elements of a regular fortification, FF' is the curtain; HAEF, a bastion. The component parts of the bastion are thus designated: AH and AE, two faces; EF and GH, two flanks; A, the salient; FG, the gorge; and H and E, the shoulders. mn is the rampart; mo, the parapet on the rampart; QPQ', the ditch; NO, the covery-way; RWR', the glacis; KLL', a ravelin." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Curtain

"Curtain, in Fortification, is the portion of rampart or wall between two bastions or two gates. In…

An illustration of a garden entrance leading up to a small house.

Garden Entrance

An illustration of a garden entrance leading up to a small house.

"The Italian city of Volterra still preserves in the Porta dell' Arco an interesting relic of Ertuscan times. The archway, one of the original gates of the ancient town, is about twenty feet in height and twelve feet in width. On the keystone and imposts are three curious heads, probably representing the guardian deities of the place."—Webster, 1913

An Ertuscan Arch

"The Italian city of Volterra still preserves in the Porta dell' Arco an interesting relic of Ertuscan…

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails, three inches square and twelve feet long; at each end of every rail, U-shaped pieces of stout hoop-iron (hogshead iron is best) are fastened by screws, so as to form staples, through which posts seven feet long and two and a half inches in diameter, pointed at both ends, are thrust and set firmly in the ground." — Harcourt, 1889

Picket fence

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails,…

This is part of a spanish trellis gate. Designed during the 14th century, it is made of wrought-iron in the shape of a flower.

Spanish Trellis Gate Finial

This is part of a spanish trellis gate. Designed during the 14th century, it is made of wrought-iron…

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

An illustration of a iron gate.

Gate

An illustration of a iron gate.

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with Pompeii.

Gate at Herculaneum

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with…

The original gate of St. Augustine, Florida.

Gate of St. Augustine

The original gate of St. Augustine, Florida.

A movable barrier in a fence or wall.

Agricultural Gate

A movable barrier in a fence or wall.

A city gate.

City Gate

A city gate.

A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.

Fencing Gate

A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent or control entry, or exit or they may be merely decorative.

Wooden Locking Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent…

An illustration of a Chinese gate-house.

Gate-house

An illustration of a Chinese gate-house.

Helen of Troy at the Scaean Gate.

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy at the Scaean Gate.

The Gate of the Lions is located in Mycenae, Greece. It was the entrance to the city. On top of the gate there are two lions carved in stone facing each other with a column in the middle, believed to have been a statue of god or goddess.

Gate of the Lions

The Gate of the Lions is located in Mycenae, Greece. It was the entrance to the city. On top of the…

This is a lock for gate intended use; a device for opening and closing entrance to or from a passageway.

Gate Lock

This is a lock for gate intended use; a device for opening and closing entrance to or from a passageway.

"The lock C is a controllable compartment with raise-able and lower-able gates D and E. Since water always finds its level, by raising and lowering the gates, two separate water levels can be maintained and still provide water transportation through the lock." —Quackenbos 1859

Locks

"The lock C is a controllable compartment with raise-able and lower-able gates D and E. Since water…

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

Man and boy

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

Old Spanish Gate

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

"Porta San Paolo" — Young, 1901

Porta San Paolo

"Porta San Paolo" — Young, 1901

"PORTCULLIS. A grating suspended by chains, used to defend the entrance to a castle." -Hall, 1862

Portcullis

"PORTCULLIS. A grating suspended by chains, used to defend the entrance to a castle." -Hall, 1862

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Gate pyramid

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Sculpture on the top of the Lion gate at Mycenae." —D'Anvers, 1895

Lion sculpture

"Sculpture on the top of the Lion gate at Mycenae." —D'Anvers, 1895

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate to the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a fortress in Granada, Spain that was built in 1348 by Yusuf I.

The Tower of Justice

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate…

"The wind has blown the gate quite open wide; / To shut it, no one will step aside: / 'I have no business with another's gate,' / So thus the selfish man will surely prate: / An open gate, the cattle soon find out, / And trample in with hogs who root about; / A motley drove now wander o'er the ground, / And desolation, is seen around."—Barber, 1857

What is Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business

"The wind has blown the gate quite open wide; / To shut it, no one will step aside: / 'I have no business…