Origin of lane1
Definition for lane (2 of 3)
Definition for lane (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for lane
Former cadet Lane said he only saw Jackson attempt to catch one of them.
Opperud and another unnamed inmate were captured shortly after Lane.
Lane is one of those criminals whose 15 minutes of infamy never seem to end.
Lane spilled no secrets when taken into custody, so we probably will never know.
As other prisoners took advantage of the rehabilitation programs offered, Lane and Opperud secretly planned an escape.
Then I gave her my arm, and walked with her through the lane that they made for us.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
He was roused from a meditation on these dire imaginings, by the sudden appearance of two figures at a turn of the lane.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Trotting, prancing, and snorting as they came down the lane, they settled down once they were in the stable lot.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Its site is still preserved in the lane called Bear Garden Alley.South London|Sir Walter Besant
In any event, he reached the lane that led to the castle of Carbonek without mishap.A Knyght Ther Was|Robert F. Young
British Dictionary definitions for lane (1 of 2)
- a narrow road or way between buildings, hedges, fences, etc
- (capital as part of a street name)Drury Lane
- any of the parallel strips into which the carriageway of a major road or motorway is divided
- any narrow well-defined route or course for ships or aircraft
Word Origin for lane
British Dictionary definitions for lane (2 of 2)
adjective Scot dialect
Word Origin and History for lane
Old English lane, lanu "narrow hedged-in road," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian lana, Middle Dutch lane, Dutch laan "lane," Old Norse lön "row of houses"), of unknown origin. As one track of a marked road, from 1921, American English.
Idioms and Phrases with lane
see fast lane; lovers' lane.