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. Vicki Beglari:

    It jumped the lane, and so they had to stop the freeway.

  2. John Kasich:

    I'm not an establishment guy, I'm sort of in a lane of my own.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Are you suppose to wear swimming trunks when you are in the car pool lane?

  4. Trooper Ed Andersson:

    I kicked him into the fast lane hoping that a car would come by and hit him.

  5. Frank Baressi:

    I don’t know why he went over to the slow lane when he had to have seen me.

Images & Illustrations of lane

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