lane

noun
\ ˈlān How to pronounce lane (audio) \

Definition of lane

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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
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

lane

Definition of lane (Entry 2 of 3)

Scottish variant of

Lane

biographical name
\ ˈlān How to pronounce Lane (audio) \

Definition of Lane (Entry 3 of 3)

Edward William 1801–1876 English orientalist

Examples of lane in a Sentence

Noun

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The housing project would be built along the two-lane road that runs through rolling hills between Jamul and Chula Vista. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego supervisors narrowly approve Otay Ranch development over wildfire, climate concerns," 27 June 2019 Beyond the left-field wall sits four-lane Sandy Plains Road. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Chavis is ahead of schedule in his Red Sox career," 27 June 2019 Athletes and commuters Fast-moving cycling traffic has been an increasing concern on the Cherry Creek Trail, a two-lane path that runs alongside downtown Denver. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Head-on bike collision on Denver’s Cherry Creek Trail renews talk about speed and safety," 26 June 2019 To build the Pacific Connector Pipeline, Pembina needs a temporary construction easements the width of a four-lane highway and a permanent 50-foot right of way for the 229 mile length of the pipeline. oregonlive.com, "Jordan Cove LNG backers claim high support from landowners for pipeline," 26 June 2019 The criminal complaints allege Zhukovskyy, who was being held without bail, was driving erratically and crossed over the center line of the two-lane highway. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge," 25 June 2019 The crash unfolded at around 6:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. 2, a two-lane highway that passes through the small town just north of Mount Washington. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Motorcyclists killed in New Hampshire crash identified," 24 June 2019 Zhukovskyy's pickup truck, towing a flatbed trailer, collided with a group of 10 motorcycles Friday on a two-lane highway in the northern New Hampshire community of Randolph, investigators said. Michael Casey, chicagotribune.com, "Pickup truck driver with record charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire biker crash," 24 June 2019 Zhukovskyy's pickup truck, towing a flatbed trailer, collided with a group of 10 motorcycles Friday on a two-lane highway in the northern New Hampshire community of Randolph, investigators said. Michael Casey, courant.com, "West Springfield man charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire biker crash," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of lane

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lane

Noun

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

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lane

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lane

: 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

noun
\ ˈlān How to pronounce lane (audio) \

Kids Definition of lane

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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