Definition of Gatekeeper

1. Noun. Someone who controls access to something. "There are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief"

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Noun. Someone who guards an entrance.

Definition of Gatekeeper

1. Noun. A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate ¹

2. Noun. A person or group who controls access to something or somebody ¹

3. Noun. A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, ''Pyronia tithonus'', of the Nymphalidae family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gatekeeper

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gatekeeper

1. A health professional, typically a physician or nurse, who has the first encounter with a patient and who thus controls the patient's entry into the health care system. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Gatekeeper

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1. Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner's Guide (1993)
"Sometimes telling the gatekeeper that technical experts have reviewed the material for accuracy may provide reassurance and hasten gatekeeper approval. 6. ..."

2. The History of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751-1895 by Thomas George Morton, Frank Woodbury (1897)
"For a number of years, while Captain George Taylor was gate- The gatekeeper, he kept a large white parrot, which greeted every visitor with keeper and a ..."

3. Factory Accounts, Their Principles and Practice: A Handbook for Accountants by Emile Garcke, John Manger Fells (1902)
"In some, and particularly in the larger, establishments, the functions of gatekeeper and timekeeper are quite distinct. The gatekeeper attends to the ..."

4. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"THE SURFACE MEMBRANE, VERSATILE gatekeeper "In the beginning," writes Gerald Weissmann of New York University, "there must have been a membrane! ..."

5. Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: A Resource Guide (1992)
"References About School gatekeeper Training Programs Barrett, TC Youth in Crisis: Seeking Solutions to Self-Destructive Behavior. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, ..."

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