What does lane mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lanenoun

    a narrow way or road

  2. lanenoun

    a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic


  1. lanenoun

    A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees

  2. lanenoun

    A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles

  3. lanenoun

    A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart

  4. lanenoun

    A course designated for ships or aircraft

  5. Lanenoun

    for someone who lived in a lane.

  6. Lanenoun

    anglicised from various surnames.

  7. Lanenoun

    transferred from the surnames.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laneadjective


    Etymology: [See Lone.]

  2. Lanenoun

    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.]


  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,

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lane

    "Make a lane there!" An order for men to open a passage and allow a person to pass through.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lane

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. lane

    A defined path, road or course for a specific purpose.

    Roads, ports have a lane.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. LANE

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lane

    Actors refer to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as “The Lane,” the playhouse of London par excellence since the palmy days of the Drama.

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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

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  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

Examples of lane in a Sentence

  1. David Cohen:

    The CLEAR lane from our perspective is not unlike that toll road that anyone has an opportunity to use.

  2. Tim Miller:

    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.

  3. Carl Guardino:

    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.

  4. Jason Whitlock:

    I think that ESPN has chosen a lane politically… there's rumors that [Disney chairman and CEO] Bob Iger wants to run for president.

  5. National Weather Service:

    This path will take Lane away from the islands.

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