American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow country road.
- n. A narrow way or passage between walls, hedges, or fences.
- n. A narrow passage, course, or track, especially:
- n. A prescribed course for ships or aircraft.
- n. A strip delineated on a street or highway to accommodate a single line of vehicles: a breakdown lane; an express lane.
- n. Sports One of a set of parallel courses marking the bounds for contestants in a race, especially in swimming or track.
- n. Sports A wood-surfaced passageway or alley along which a bowling ball is rolled.
- n. Sports An unmarked lengthwise area of a playing field or ice rink viewed as the main playing area for a particular position, such as a wing in soccer.
- n. Basketball The rectangular area marked on a court from the end line to the foul line.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow way or passage; a path or passageway between inclosing lines, as of buildings, hedges, fences, trees, or persons; an extended alley.
- n. A narrow and well-defined track; a fixed or defined line of passage, as a navigable opening between fields of ice, a fixed course at sea, etc.
- n. The throat: more usually called the red lane.
- A dialectal (Scotch) form of lone, for alone.
- ourselves, yourselves, themselves alone. These usages arose by corruption from the older expressions me lane, him lane.
- n. A Middle English form of loan.
- n. In sprint-races, the space between cords, strung about 18 inches apart, which mark the straight courses of the competitors. The cords are hold by iron stakes, about two feet in height, driven into the ground.
- n. A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees
- n. A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles
- n. A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart
- n. A course designated for ships or aircraft
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Scot. Alone.
- n. A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway.
- n. a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
- n. a narrow way or road
- From Middle English lane, lone, from Old English lane, lanu ("a lane, alley, avenue"), from Proto-Germanic *lanō (“lane, passageway”), from Proto-Indo-European *ela-, *el(ʷ)-, *lā- (“to drive, move, go”). Cognate with Scots lone ("cattle-track, by-road"), Eastern Frisian lone ("lane"), West Frisian leane, loane ("a walkway, avenue"), Dutch laan ("alley, avenue"), Middle Low German lane ("a narrow passage, cattle-track"), Swedish lån ("covered walkway encircling a house"), Icelandic lön ("a row of houses"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“III. i.38 (51,2) And turn pre-ordinance and first decree/Into the lane of children] I do not veil understand what is meant by the _lane_ of children.”
“The use of a shoulder on a modern autopista as an extra lane is the rule in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.”
“The Department for Transport plans to run three pilots of what it calls a lane rental scheme later in the year.”
“Taking the lane is particularly good when the only other option is to ride in the door zone.”
“In this instance, I think a bike lane is better than a cycle track.”
“If they signal I am pretty apt to slow down and let them move out into the main lane and turn.”
“I think, he is thinking that at some point a reduction in lane capacity will be the straw that causes a quantum jump in congestion.”
“In the few places where a bike lane is present, more often than not, a double-parked car is there as well, forcing the bicyclist into the traffic lane.”
“A fourth southbound lane is scheduled to open this fall.”
“I think you mean that if you stop to make a left hand turn when there is a lateral roadway and no designated left turn lane from the primary roadway, it might be construed to be your fault or at least partially your fault although in my nine years of driving down here I have noticed that rear-ending another car is something Mexican drivers try to avoid like the plague.”
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