What does lane mean?

Definitions for laneleɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lane.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lane(noun)

    a narrow way or road

  2. lane(noun)

    a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic


  1. lane(Noun)

    A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees

  2. lane(Noun)

    A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles

  3. lane(Noun)

    A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart

  4. lane(Noun)

    A course designated for ships or aircraft

  5. Lane(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived in a lane.

  6. Lane(ProperNoun)

    anglicised from various surnames.

  7. Lane(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surnames.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lane(adj)


  2. Lane(noun)

    a passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice

  3. Origin: [See Lone.]


  1. Lane

    A lane is a part of the carriageway within a road marked out for use by a single line of vehicles in such a way as to control and guide drivers for the purpose of reducing traffic conflicts. Most public roads have at least two lanes, one for traffic in each direction, separated by lane markings. Major highways often have two roadways separated by a median, each with multiple lanes. A single-track road carries traffic in both directions within a single lane with passing places to allow vehicles to pass. In North America and Australia, the term also may refer to rear access roads which act as a secondary vehicular network in cities and towns. A minor rural road may be referred to as a country lane; some urban streets which began as country lanes are still called lanes, such as Drury Lane in London.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lane

    lān, n. an open space between corn-fields, hedges, &c.: a narrow passage or road: a narrow street: a fixed route kept by a line of vessels across the ocean.—A blind lane, a cul-de-sac. [A.S. lane; Scot, loan, lonnin.]

  2. Lane

    lān, a Scotch form of lone, alone,

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1345

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Nouns Frequency: #872

Anagrams for lane »

  1. elan, élan, enal, lean, Lena, Neal


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lane in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fred Allen:

    The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    That's one path, the other path is a path of public service where you accomplish things and that's my lane. And I'm going to talk about my lane.

  3. Alishia May:

    When you live like this, life in the fast lane, you have to learn that there are no lights and no street signs so you have to learn when and where your destination is.

  4. Mary Grenier from Lempster:

    It would have to be something bigger than shutting down a lane on a bridge. Come on, they're always late for work in New York. It's a mess to begin with. So you have one less lane or two less lanes? Big deal!

  5. John Wisniewski:

    The report is not inconclusive, it says, among other things, that because we have been unable to interview certain witnesses, it is not possible to determine whether the Governor did or did not know about the lane closures in advance.

Images & Illustrations of lane

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