1. by one's lane. lonesome(def 4). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for laner


    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
  1. one of the parallel strips into which a running track or swimming bath is divided for races
  2. 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


adjective Scot dialect
  1. lone or alone
  2. one's lane or on one's lane on one's own
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Word Origin and History for laner



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.

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Idioms and Phrases with laner


see fast lane; lovers' lane.

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