noun \ˈlān\

: a narrow road or path

: a part of road that is marked by painted lines and that is for a single line of vehicles

: a narrow part of a track or swimming pool that is used by a single runner or swimmer in a race

Full Definition of LANE

:  a narrow passageway between fences or hedges
:  a relatively narrow way or track: as
a :  an ocean route used by or prescribed for ships
b :  a strip of roadway for a single line of vehicles
c :  air lane
d :  any of several parallel courses on a track or swimming pool in which a competitor must stay during a race
e :  an unmarked lengthwise division of a playing area which defines the playing zone of a particular player
f :  a narrow hardwood surface having pins at one end and a gutter along each side that is used in bowling
g :  free throw lane

Examples of LANE

  1. The truck's driver kept changing lanes.
  2. She moved to the outside lane.

Origin of LANE

Middle English, from Old English lanu; akin to Middle Dutch lane lane
First Known Use: before 12th century


Definition of LANE

Scottish variant of lone


biographical name \ˈlān\

Definition of LANE

Edward William 1801–1876 Eng. orientalist
LANE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈlān\

Definition of LANE for Kids

:  a narrow path or road (usually between fences, hedges, or buildings)
:  a special route (as for ships)
:  a strip of road used for a single line of traffic
:  a long narrow wooden floor used for bowling
:  a narrow course of a track or swimming pool in which a competitor must stay during a race
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