how to pronounce gates


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gates is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of gates in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i'm not in the uh bill gates realm of of …”

meanings of gates


  1. A town in Tennessee, United States.
  2. A town in New York, United States.
  3. A rural community in British Columbia, Canada.
  4. An unincorporated community in Nebraska, United States.
  5. A placename.
  6. Ellipsis of Gates County.
  7. An unincorporated community in North Carolina, United States.
  8. A topographic surname​.
  9. A city in Oregon, United States.


  1. Plural of gate.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gate.

gates frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word gates occurs in english on average 14.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gates can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gates can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to gates


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