Definitions for laneleɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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 defined part of a highway wide enough to accommodate one vehicle, often set off from adjacent lanes by painted lines.

    Category: Transportation

  4. a fixed route followed by ocean steamers or airplanes:

    shipping lanes.

    Category: Transportation

  5. (in a running or swimming race) the marked-off space or path within which a competitor must remain.

    Category: Sport

  6. Category: Sport

    Ref: bowling alley (def. 1).

Origin of lane:

bef. 1000; ME, OE, c. MD lāne lane


  1. Scot.

    Category: Scottish

    Ref: lone

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lane(noun)ɪn

    one section of a wide road or highway

    to move into the fast/slow lane

  2. laneɪn

    a small road in the country

    a quiet country lane

  3. laneɪn

    a route taken by a ship or aircraft

    a shipping lane

  4. laneɪn

    a section of a race track or swimming pool

    He was disqualified for running out of his lane.


  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


  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.

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 of lane

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

Translations for lane

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a narrow road or street

a winding lane.

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