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noun \ ˈlān \

Definition of lane

1 :a narrow passageway between fences or hedges
2 :a relatively narrow way or track: such as
a :an ocean route used by or prescribed for ships
b :a strip of roadway for a single line of vehicles
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

Examples of lane in a Sentence

  1. The truck's driver kept changing lanes.

  2. She moved to the outside lane.

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Origin and Etymology of lane

Middle English, from Old English lanu; akin to Middle Dutch lane lane


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lane

Definition of lane

  • Scottish variant of

Lane

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biographical name \ ˈlān \

Definition of Lane

Edward William 1801–1876 English orientalist


LANE Defined for English Language Learners

lane

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Definition of lane for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LANE Defined for Kids

lane

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noun \ ˈlān \

Definition of lane for Students

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


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