Meaning of LANE in English


I. ˈlān noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lane, lanu; akin to Old Frisian låne lane, Middle Dutch lane lane, Old Norse lön row of houses, and perhaps to Greek elan to drive — more at elastic


a. : a narrow passageway between fences or hedges that is not traveled as a highroad

b. : an alley between buildings

c. : a narrow way among trees, rocks, or other objects

lane between rows of machines in a factory

traffic lane of a department store

2. : a narrow passageway or track

a lane between lines of men


a. or lane route : a route across an ocean between specified degrees of latitude or longitude in which all steamers traveling in the same direction are supposed to keep in order to avoid collisions

b. : a channel of water in a floe or field of ice

c. : a strip of roadway adequate to accommodate a single line of vehicles

d. : air lane

e. : any of several parallel courses marked out on a running track, rowing course, or swimming tank in which a competitor must stay during a race

f. : a bowling alley

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

intransitive verb

: to form a lane

long sash of bloodred sun laning to the ship

: separate into lanes

laning of flowing liquids

transitive verb

: to make into lanes

the road has been four- laned



variant of lone

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