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Definition of "lane" []

  • A narrow country road. (noun)
  • A narrow way or passage between walls, hedges, or fences. (noun)
  • A narrow passage, course, or track, especially: (noun)
  • A prescribed course for ships or aircraft. (noun)
  • A strip delineated on a street or highway to accommodate a single line of vehicles: a breakdown lane; an express lane. (noun)

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 "lane" in a sentence
  • "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."