lanest

lane

2 [leyn] Scot.
adjective
1.
Idioms
2.
by one's lane. lonesome ( def 4 ).
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lane1 (leɪn)
 
n
1.  a.  a narrow road or way between buildings, hedges, fences, etc
 b.  (capital as part of a street name): Drury Lane
2.  a.  any of the parallel strips into which the carriageway of a major road or motorway is divided
 b.  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
 
[Old English lane, lanu, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch lāne lane]

lane2 (leɪn)
 
adj
1.  lone or alone
2.  one's lane, on one's lane on one's own

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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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lame definition


and laine; lane
  1. mod.
    inept; inadequate; undesirable. : That guy's so lame, it's pitiful.
  2. n.
    a squareperson. (Streets. Underworld.) : Let's see if that lame over there has anything we want in his pockets.
  3. n.
    an inept person. : The guy turned out to be a lame, and we had to fire him.
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