From Middle English lane, lone, from Old English lane, lanu (“a lane, alley, avenue”), 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 (“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
- A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees
- A narrow road, as in the country. A country lane
- A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles
- A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart
- A course designated for ships or aircraft
- (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.
- 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
- T’eh lane dy chreeaght.
- He is full of confidence.
- inflection of :
lȁne n (Cyrillic spelling ла̏не)
Same as lȃni.
láne (Cyrillic spelling ла́не)