B gates

Gates

[geyts]
noun
1.
Horatio, 1728–1806, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
2.
William ("Bill") born 1956, U.S. entrepreneur.
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Gates (ɡeɪts)
 
n
1.  Bill, full name William Henry Gates. born 1955, US computer-software executive; founder (1976) of Microsoft Corporation
2.  Henry Louis. born 1950, US scholar and critic, who pioneered African-American studies in such works as Figures in Black (1987)
3.  Horatio. ?1728--1806, American Revolutionary general: defeated the British at Saratoga (1777)

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gate
O.E. gæt (pl. geatu) "opening, passage," from P.Gmc. *gatan (cf. O.N., O.S., O.Fris., Du. gat "an opening"), of unknown origin. Meaning "money collected from selling tickets" dates from 1896. Gate-crasher is from 1927.
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