a narrow way or road
a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
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.
Etymology: [See Lone.]
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
Etymology: [See Lone.]
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
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.]
lān, a Scotch form of lone, alone,
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
"Make a lane there!" An order for men to open a passage and allow a person to pass through.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The term applied to a body of soldiers in two ranks standing face to face, forming, in fact, a street, passage, or lane. The French call this formation haie, or hedge. It is used when troops form a guard of honor for persons of rank to pass through.
A defined path, road or course for a specific purpose.
Roads, ports have a lane.Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020
What does LANE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LANE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
Etymology and Origins
Actors refer to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as “The Lane,” the playhouse of London par excellence since the palmy days of the Drama.
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
elan, élan, enal, lean, Lena, Neal
The numerical value of lane in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of lane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The CLEAR lane from our perspective is not unlike that toll road that anyone has an opportunity to use.
Jeb Bush is one of just a few candidates -- possibly the only candidate -- with multiple paths through the February states and the resources and ground game to execute in them, in addition to the durability to play aggressively inMarch, we already have the biggest ground organization in New Hampshire, where we are leading our lane, and we are about to send more resources there to grow voter contact and persuasion. This comes in addition to what we believe are the best teams in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.
As I sit here going almost zero miles per hour in the carpool lane on Highway 101, it kind of sells itself, people are tired of traffic and its impact on their quality of life and on the economy as a whole.
I think that ESPN has chosen a lane politically… there's rumors that [Disney chairman and CEO] Bob Iger wants to run for president.
This path will take Lane away from the islands.
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Translations for lane
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- але́я, заву́лакBelarusian
- dráha, pruhCzech
- Route, Spur, Gang, Gasse, FahrbahnGerman
- calle, carril, carrera, canal, caminoSpanish
- käytävä, väylä, kaista, reitti, rata, kulkuväyläFinnish
- voie, ruelle, couloir, couloir aérien, allée, cheminFrench
- caol-shràidScottish Gaelic
- corsia, passaggio, LaneItalian
- 路地, 規定航路, 車線, レーン, 細道Japanese
- BunnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rijvak, gang, rijstrook, wegeltjeDutch
- dróżka, alejka, uliczka, alejaPolish
- faixa, alameda, pista, raiaPortuguese
- полоса́, але́йка, переу́лок, тра́сса, доро́жка, у́лочка, алле́яRussian
- เลน, ซอยThai
- şerit, su yolu, patika, hava yolu, dar yol, kulvarTurkish
- прову́лок, але́яUkrainian
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