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Words nearby alleyway
What is an alleyway?
An alleyway is a narrow passage between buildings or other structures.
Alleyway can also refer to a narrow path or passage behind a row of houses, such as one that allows access to garages and back yards.
The word alley means the same thing.
Example: We took a shortcut through the narrow alleyway between the shops.
Where does alleyway come from?
The first records of the word alleyway come from the late 1700s. The word alley is first recorded much earlier, in the 1300s, and comes from the Middle French alee, meaning “walk” or “passage,” from verb aler, “to walk.” The word way is used in the same way in similar compound words that refer to a lane or passage, including passageway, walkway, and pathway, all of which can be used as synonyms for alleyway in some cases.
However, while passageway and walkway can refer to indoor passages, alleyway typically refers to one that’s outside. In big cities, alleyways between buildings are often very narrow—wide enough to walk down but not drive. These kinds of alleyways are often depicted as dark, dangerous, or mysterious places—places where dangerous people might be lurking. In reality, they’re usually just places where businesses deposit their garbage in dumpsters.
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How is alleyway used in real life?
Alleyway is most commonly used to refer to the narrow passage between buildings or to the lane behind a row of houses.
hello look at how much progress i’ve made on my little back alleyway over the past few weeks pic.twitter.com/8CkdSrk5jE
— shield volcano fan account (@kingratbaby) May 23, 2020
— Liverpool Alleyway Programme (@LiverpoolAlley1) November 26, 2020
Vivid shades of purple, yellow, and blue weave a stunning tapestry of murals hidden in an alleyway behind a small strip of shops in Lemon Grove. https://t.co/WKscLg63u0
— Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) August 14, 2020
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Is alleyway used correctly in the following sentence?
Please pull the car around back and park in the alleyway.
Example sentences from the Web for alleyway
“Meander through the alleyways and laneways, and you can find these beautiful moments that feel like they’re just for the locals,” Lee says.Take a culinary journey with these new travel-inspired cookbooks|Jen Rose Smith|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
In 2015, Nehad was confronted by a police officer, Neal Browder, in an alleyway in the Midway district.
“This is a very typical street of the times,” Erik says, as we look at the bones of a few other past-bordellos in the alleyway.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste|Jeff Campagna|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After sneaking through a tunnel, the mark emerges in an alleyway.‘Shadow Dancer’ Explores Post-Thatcher’s London During the Troubles|Marlow Stern|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When the fourth shell comes down, nervous onlookers usher us across the street into another alleyway.Syria’s Christians Wary of Both Rebels and Assad Regime|Clare Morgana Gillis|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As they began to chase him down an alleyway, Diaz ran toward the front of an apartment building.Amid Days of Riots, Residents Wonder If Anaheim is Most Dangerous Place on Earth|Maria Elena Fernandez|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Moments later, police caught up with two teens about two blocks away in a Pasadena alleyway.Another Trayvon Martin? Young, Unarmed, Black Teenager Shot by Cops in California|Christine Pelisek|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like a hurt animal, half crawling, knowing only the base instinct of self preservation, he tried for that delivery alleyway.
Two bedsteads, with a narrow alleyway between, occupied half the interior.
The street Tom followed was lined with tall tenements and ended in little more than an alleyway.
As he reached the second landing of the escape he saw Merrick turn the corner of the alleyway and disappear on the street beyond.
Then the youth got down on his hands and knees and looked over the edge of the tenement, on the alleyway side.