From Middle English lane, lone, from Old English lane, lanu (“a lane, alley, avenue”), from Proto-West Germanic *lanu, from Proto-Germanic *lanō (“lane, passageway”). Cognate with Scots lone (“cattle-track, by-road”), West Frisian leane, loane (“a walkway, avenue”), Dutch laan (“alley, avenue”), German Low German Lane, Laan (“lane”), Swedish lån (“covered walkway encircling a house”), Icelandic lön (“a row of houses”).
lane (plural lanes)
- (used in street names) A road, street, or similar thoroughfare.
- Penny Lane
- A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees.
- There's a shortcut to the shops through this leafy lane.
- A narrow road, as in the country.
- A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles.
- Drivers should overtake in the outside lane
- We were held up by a truck in the middle lane of the freeway.
- the exit lane
- A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart.
- There are eight lanes on an Olympic running track.
- Any of a number of parallel tracks or passages.
- the checkout lanes in a supermarket
- A course designated for ships or aircrafts.
- shipping lane
- (bowling) An elongated wooden strip of floor along which a bowling ball is rolled.
- We booked a couple of lanes at the bowling alley.
- (card games) An empty space in the tableau, formed by the removal of an entire row of cards.
- (computing) Any of the parallel slots in which values can be stored in a SIMD architecture.
- (video games) In MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games, a particular path on the map that may be traversed by enemy characters.
- (horse racing) The home stretch.
- And it's Uncle Mo in front by two as they come to the top of the lane.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- lane in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- lane in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- lane at OneLook Dictionary Search
- plural of
- T’eh lane dy chreeaght.
- He is full of confidence.
lane (plural lanes)
- a narrow way
- lana (a-infinitive)
- inflection of :
lane (not comparable)
lȁne n (Cyrillic spelling ла̏не)
Same as lȃni.
láne (Cyrillic spelling ла́не)