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Definition of "alley" []

  • A narrow street or passageway between or behind city buildings. (noun)
  • A path between flower beds or trees in a garden or park. (noun)
  • Sports A straight narrow course or track, especially a bowling alley. (noun)
  • Sports Either of the parallel lanes at the sides of a tennis court, which widen the inbounds area for doubles play. (noun)
  • Up (one's) alley Informal Compatible with one's interests or qualifications: an assignment that is right up your alley. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alley" in a sentence
  • "***sound ob door slamminging az teh alley cat heads down teh……well……alley***"
  • "*the pegasus kitteh lands in and goes to an alley in cheezland, a dark adn abandoned alley*"
  • "More up my alley is the half-hour spin-off, Models of the Runway, which follows the walking clothes hangers in their non-competition."