Meaning of LANE in English


I. ˈlān noun

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

Date: before 12th century

1. : a narrow passageway between fences or hedges

2. : a relatively narrow way or track: 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

g. : free throw lane


Scottish variant of lone

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