Lane



[leyn] /leɪn/

noun
1.
a narrow way or passage between hedges, fences, walls, or houses.
2.
any narrow or well-defined passage, track, channel, or course.
3.
a longitudinally marked part of a highway wide enough to accommodate one vehicle, often set off from adjacent lanes by painted lines (often used in combination):
a new six-lane turnpike.
4.
a fixed route followed by ocean steamers or airplanes.
5.
(in a running or swimming race) the marked-off space or path within which a competitor must remain during the course of a race.
6.
(def 1).
[leyn] /leɪn/ Scot.
adjective
1.
.
Idioms
2.
by one’s lane. (def 4).
[leyn] /leɪn/
noun
1.
a male given name.
/leɪn/
noun
1.

2.

3.
one of the parallel strips into which a running track or swimming bath is divided for races
4.
the long strip of wooden flooring down which balls are bowled in a bowling alley
/leɪn/
adjective (Scot, dialect)
1.
lone or alone
2.
one’s lane, on one’s lane, on one’s own
n.

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.

noun

A subservient person; eager sycophant: The leading Singapore newspaper, the Straits Times, enthusiastically fills the role of government lapdog/employee committees that labor leaders charge will be lapdogs of management (1980s+)
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