Meaning of LANE in English
/ leɪn; NAmE / noun
a narrow road in the country :
winding country lanes
We drove along a muddy lane to reach the farmhouse.
—see also memory lane
(especially in place names) a street, often a narrow one with buildings on both sides :
The quickest way is through the back lanes behind the bus station.
a section of a wide road, that is marked by painted white lines, to keep lines of traffic separate :
the inside / middle lane
the northbound / southbound lane
to change lanes
She signalled and pulled over into the slow lane.
a four-lane highway
—see also bus lane , cycle lane , fast lane , outside lane , passing lane
a narrow marked section of a track or a swimming pool that is used by one person taking part in a race :
The Australian in lane four is coming up fast from behind.
—picture at hurdling
a route used by ships or aircraft on regular journeys :
one of the world's busiest shipping / sea lanes
see fast lane
Old English , related to Dutch laan ; of unknown ultimate origin.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005