Definitions for alleyˈæl i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a passage, as behind a row of houses, permitting access from the street to backyards, garages, etc.
a narrow back street.
a walk, as in a garden, enclosed with hedges or shrubbery.
Bowling. a long, narrow, wooden lane or floor along which the ball is rolled. (often pl.) a building for bowling.
Ref: bowling green. 1
Rare. an aisle.
Idioms for alley:
(right) up or down one's alley, highly compatible with one's interests or abilities.
Origin of alley:
1350–1400; < MF alee walk, passage, der. of fem. of ale, ptp. of aler to walk
a large and choice playing marble.
any playing marble.
* Northeastern U.S..
Origin of alley:
1710–20; prob. al (abaster ) + -y2, sp. to conform with alley1
alley, alleyway, back street(noun)
a narrow street with walls on both sides
bowling alley, alley, skittle alley(noun)
a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a path between buildings
to walk down an alley
a narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way
a narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street
a passageway between rows of pews in a church
any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length
the space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office
a choice taw or marble
Translations for alley
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(oftenˈalleyway ) a narrow street in a city etc (usually not wide enough for vehicles).
- тясна уличкаBulgarian
- vielaPortuguese (BR)
- die GasseGerman
- smøge; baggadeDanish
- στενό, σοκάκιGreek
- kitsas tänav, kujaEstonian
- sikátor, közHungarian
- lorong, gangIndonesian
- gatvelė, skersgatvisLithuanian
- aleja;šaura ieliņaLatvian
- lorong kecilMalay
- smug, bakgateNorwegian
- аллея; переулокRussian
- prolaz (između zgrada)Serbian
- gränd, prångSwedish
- dar sokakTurkish
- 小巷Chinese (Trad.)
- گلی کوچہUrdu
- 小巷Chinese (Simp.)
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