Definitions for laneleɪn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lane
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a narrow way or passage between hedges, fences, walls, or houses.
any narrow or well-defined passage, track, channel, or course.
a longitudinally defined part of a highway wide enough to accommodate one vehicle, often set off from adjacent lanes by painted lines.
a fixed route followed by ocean steamers or airplanes:
(in a running or swimming race) the marked-off space or path within which a competitor must remain.
Ref: bowling alley (def. 1).
Origin of lane:
bef. 1000; ME, OE, c. MD lāne lane
a narrow way or road
a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
one section of a wide road or highway
to move into the fast/slow lane
a small road in the country
a quiet country lane
a route taken by a ship or aircraft
a shipping lane
a section of a race track or swimming pool
He was disqualified for running out of his lane.
A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees
A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles
A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart
A course designated for ships or aircraft
for someone who lived in a lane.
anglicised from various surnames.
transferred from the surnames.
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
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2572
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1345
Rank popularity for the word 'lane' in Nouns Frequency: #872
Translations for lane
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a narrow road or street
a winding lane.
- nou straatjieAfrikaans
- زِقاق، طَريق ضيِّقَهArabic
- слески пътBulgarian
- caminhoPortuguese (BR)
- ulička, úzká cestaCzech
- der WegGerman
- smal vejDanish
- callejuela, callejónSpanish
- kitsas tänavEstonian
- خیابان باریکFarsi
- chemin, ruelleFrench
- כְּבִיש צַרHebrew
- jalan kecilIndonesian
- viottolo, vicoloItalian
- 좁은 길Korean
- takas, gatvelėLithuanian
- smal vei, smug, gutuNorwegian
- zaułek, alejaPolish
- خیابان باریکPersian
- تراړه،تنګ سړكPashto
- străduţă, stradă îngustăRomanian
- úzka uličkaSlovak
- ozka ulicaSlovenian
- väg, gata, grändSwedish
- dar yol, patikaTurkish
- 小巷Chinese (Trad.)
- вузька дорога, стежкаUkrainian
- đường làngVietnamese
- 小巷Chinese (Simp.)
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