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lane1

[leyn] /leɪn/
noun
1.
a narrow way or passage between hedges, fences, walls, or houses.
2.
any narrow or well-defined passage, track, channel, or course.
3.
a longitudinally marked part of a highway wide enough to accommodate one vehicle, often set off from adjacent lanes by painted lines (often used in combination):
a new six-lane turnpike.
4.
a fixed route followed by ocean steamers or airplanes.
5.
(in a running or swimming race) the marked-off space or path within which a competitor must remain during the course of a race.
6.
bowling alley (def 1).
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch laan avenue, Old Norse lǫn oblong hayrick, row of houses
Synonyms
1. alley. See path.

lane2

[leyn] /leɪn/
adjective
1.
lone.
Idioms
2.
by one's lane. lonesome (def 4).

Lane

[leyn] /leɪn/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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Examples for lane
  • Along the two-lane road, there is not a single billboard, stop sign or traffic light.
  • On either side of the snaking single-lane road peat bogs stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • The long workbench and shelving in this garage are made from sections of a yellow pine bowling-alley lane.
  • The people who landed there from the boats went tramping off down the lane.
  • Most main roads have a single lane in each direction.
  • Its spine, a sloping village lane, leads to an almost sacred view of the actual island.
  • Driving on a freeway and something happens in the oncoming traffic lane and you don't see the speed limit has changed.
  • Melting ice sheets have made the region more attractive as a potential shipping lane and pit stop for resources.
  • He complained about where some students had locked their bikes because they obstructed the bike lane.
  • Proof is in the drive through lane to get our fatty foods.
British Dictionary definitions for lane

lane1

/leɪn/
noun
1.
  1. a narrow road or way between buildings, hedges, fences, etc
  2. (capital as part of a street name) Drury Lane
2.
  1. any of the parallel strips into which the carriageway of a major road or motorway is divided
  2. any narrow well-defined route or course for ships or aircraft
3.
one of the parallel strips into which a running track or swimming bath is divided for races
4.
the long strip of wooden flooring down which balls are bowled in a bowling alley
Word Origin
Old English lane, lanu, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch lāne lane

lane2

/leɪn/
adjective (Scot, dialect)
1.
lone or alone
2.
one's lane, on one's lane, on one's own
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Word Origin and History for lane
lane
O.E. lane, lanu "narrow hedged-in road," common Gmc. (cf. O.Fris. lana, M.Du. lane, Du. laan "lane," O.N. lön "row of houses"), of unknown origin.
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Slang definitions & phrases for lane
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with lane
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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