lane·​way ˈlān-ˌwā How to pronounce laneway (audio)
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Examples of laneway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearby, the central business district continues to evolve its appeal beyond the 9-to-5, with two dynamic new districts, Quay Quarter Lanes and Sydney Place, boasting laneways lined with dozens of eateries and boutique stores. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 Local architecture firm Creative Union (seen here previously) took on redesigning one such laneway suite from the ground up. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 11 July 2023 From there, steps ascended into the Medina, or Walled City, dating from the tenth century, a maze of narrow laneways shaded by palm trees. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders also opened this month on one of the city’s most famous laneway streets. Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America With a targeted opening date in August, The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef will finally be welcoming guests in St. Thomas. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 16 July 2023 The way it was situated on the lot was not in compliance with [Toronto's] laneway suite by-law. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 11 July 2023 The laneway suite has been highly insulated and paired with an energy-efficient heating system to keep it warm during the winter. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 9 June 2023 And when the sun comes out on weekend afternoons, children’s birthday parties spill onto the pavement, laneway walking tours explore their natural history, and local fashionistas vamp against the walls, framed by alley murals that rank among Toronto’s most Instagrammable sites. Hazlitt, 16 May 2022 Not a soul could be seen in the only laneway. Hiroshi Okamoto, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laneway was in 1882

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“Laneway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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