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lane

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[ leyn ]
/ leɪn /
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noun
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Origin of lane

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch laan “avenue,” Old Norse lǫn “oblong hayrick, row of houses”

synonym study for lane

1. See path.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lane

lain, lane

Other definitions for lane (2 of 3)

lane2
[ leyn ]
/ leɪn /
Scot.

adjective

Other definitions for lane (3 of 3)

Lane
[ leyn ]
/ leɪn /

noun
a male given name.
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How to use lane in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lane (1 of 2)

lane1
/ (leɪn) /

noun
  1. a narrow road or way between buildings, hedges, fences, etc
  2. (capital as part of a street name)Drury Lane
  1. any of the parallel strips into which the carriageway of a major road or motorway is divided
  2. any narrow well-defined route or course for ships or aircraft
one of the parallel strips into which a running track or swimming bath is divided for races
the long strip of wooden flooring down which balls are bowled in a bowling alley

Word Origin for lane

Old English lane, lanu, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch lāne lane

British Dictionary definitions for lane (2 of 2)

lane2
/ (leɪn) /

adjective Scot dialect
lone or alone
one's lane or on one's lane on one's own
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lane

lane

see fast lane; lovers' lane.

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