An example of a lane is an alley between two buildings.
An example of a lane is the polished wood area where bowling balls are rolled towards the pins.
- A prescribed course for ships or aircraft.
- A strip delineated on a street or highway to accommodate a single line of vehicles.A breakdown lane; an express lane.
- One of a set of parallel courses marking the bounds for contestants in a race, especially in swimming or track.
- A wood-surfaced passageway or alley along which a bowling ball is rolled.
- 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.
- The rectangular area marked on a court from the end line to the foul line.
Origin of lane
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).