What does Alley mean?

Definitions for Alley
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alley, alleyway, back street(noun)

    a narrow street with walls on both sides

  2. bowling alley, alley, skittle alley(noun)

    a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alley(noun)

    a narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

  2. Alley(noun)

    a narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

  3. Alley(noun)

    a passageway between rows of pews in a church

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

  4. Alley(noun)

    any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

  5. Alley(noun)

    the space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

  6. Alley(noun)

    a choice taw or marble

    Etymology: [OE. aley, alley, OF. ale, F. alle, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

Freebase

  1. Alley

    An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane found in urban areas, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between or behind buildings. In older cities and towns in Europe, alleys are often what is left of a medieval street network, or a right of way or ancient footpath in an urban setting. In older urban development, alleys were built to allow for deliveries such as coal to the rear of houses. Alleys may be paved, or simply dirt tracks. A blind alley has no outlet at one end and is thus a cul-de-sac. Many modern urban developments do not incorporate alleys, but some may provide a service road to allow for waste collection, or rear access for fire engines and parking. Andrés Duany, American architect and urban planner, has long espoused the use of alleys as leading to a better integration of automobile and foot traffic in a neighborhood.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alley

    al′li, n. a walk in a garden or shrubbery: a passage in a city narrower than a street: a long narrow enclosure for playing at bowls or skittles:—pl. All′eys. [O. Fr. alee (Fr. allée), a passage, from aller, to go, O. Fr. aner, most prob. from L. adnāre, to go to by water, or aditāre, adīre.]

  2. Alley

    Ally, al′li, n. a name given by boys to a choice taw or large marble. [Contraction of alabaster, of which it was originally made.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alley in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Alley in a Sentence

  1. Kelvin Cochran:

    My family was very, very poor, we were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.

  2. Rachel Gordon:

    We've gotten many, many calls from people who wanted it done in their alley or on their buildings, some people are saying it's just a gimmick, but other people hope it will combat some of the smelly areas of San Francisco that have been saturated with urine.

  3. Miranda Lambert:

    Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing or both. I got inspired, it was a bit of a Thelma and Louise theme and that's totally up my alley. It is really so fun to be part of it.

  4. Ralph Millsaps:

    We're extremely fortunate that the main charge didn't go off, there were 25 people in the courtyard of the wine bar and another 30 outside on the alley in front. We wouldn't be here anymore if the bomb had gone off.

  5. Gabriella Papadakis:

    We're very pleased with this performance, because we skated really well. We love this program, we love the choreography, we love working on it, there is a mandatory rhythm every year and it works for us every time more or less ... This time, the Tango theme was right up our alley, that is a theme that we love.

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