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


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