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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lane
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bus lane (=a part of the road where only buses are allowed to drive)
▪ You can be fined for driving in a bus lane.
a cycle lane (=part of a road that only cycles can use)
▪ Cars are not allowed in the cycle lanes.
bus lane
crawler lane
cycle lane
diamond lane
fast lane
▪ Brenda is a lady who loves life in the fast lane.
HOV lane
lane closures
▪ On the M40, there are lane closures near Oxford.
life in the fast lane
▪ Brenda is a lady who loves life in the fast lane.
sea lane
shipping lane
slow lane
▪ The country is expected to remain in the slow lane of economic recovery.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
back
▪ The back lane, roughly on the line of the original through road, is exactly that.
▪ Wolfenden had come and gone, but persecution was still abroad in the streets and back lanes of Tyneside.
▪ Petitions for lighting in the back lanes of the Denes area and in Great Stainton were handed in.
▪ The back lanes in the North Road area have been atrocious, people were dumping their rubbish in them.
fast
▪ And yet he was happy in his lot, his circular fast lane.
▪ One thing about driving a truck: it really is the fast lane into old age.
▪ I pictured a man taking leave of his motor; wobbling from the fast lane towards the hard shoulder.
▪ Many gay men rejected these connections and found long-term partners, often away from the hubbub of the emerging gay fast lane.
▪ M2 from Dunsilly to Ballygrooby - fast lane closed in both directions.
▪ For swimmers in the fast lane, it was 600 meters.
▪ Change tack immediately and take urgent action to get some talented protégés into your fast lane.
▪ Clive Phillips, the council estate dodger who had got on his bike and into the fast lane, had fired me.
green
▪ They suspect the trap may have been laid by people who want to stop motorcyclists from using green lanes.
▪ Cross the road into a green lane following it to the Ffwddog road.
▪ The path leads into a green lane.
▪ The age and original purpose of this road, like that of many similar green lanes, are puzzling.
▪ And the route passes through wooded river valleys and along green lanes.
inside
▪ Huge jams built up behind the 74-year-old pensioner as he crawled for five miles along the inside lane of the dual-carriageway A1.
▪ But this time I was prepared, hiding in the inside lane.
▪ I was given the inside lane and I was furious and protested.
▪ When they got out they saw a Vauxhall Astra, its front badly damaged, directly behind in the inside lane.
▪ A single-decker yellow-and-black bus was travelling fast in the inside lane, its headlights dipped and no traffic immediately in front of it.
▪ The repairs are being carried out to the bridge at Knayton and the inside lanes of both carriageways are closed.
▪ Myeloski was trapped in the inside lane.
▪ Traffic tailed back fourteen miles after police were forced to close the inside lane of the northbound carriageway.
leafy
▪ The weather is glorious, so we trot through the suburban roads and leafy lanes, and find a hitherto undiscovered park.
▪ The village church, tucked away at the very end of a winding leafy lane, is dedicated to St Mary.
▪ About three miles beyond the town we turn into a leafy lane leading to a farm.
▪ In summer the dappled light of leafy lanes awaits you, while the rich colours of autumn are always worth enjoying.
▪ Yanto's mind was busy as he meandered slowly through the leafy lanes towards Purton.
middle
▪ The Yugo finally skidded to a halt upside down and straddling the middle lane.
▪ She drove in the middle lane, skimming past lorries.
▪ There he was, making a name for himself after all those years in racing's middle lane.
narrow
▪ I walk across the field to the gate and out into a narrow lane.
▪ It confined transoceanic vessels to a few narrow shipping lanes that promised safe passage.
▪ There is no bumping into the man in front as we cross the fields and move along the narrow Normandy lanes.
▪ Peace in the squares and the narrow lanes, where hibiscus and bougainvillea climbed over sleepy walls.
▪ They were now walking along a narrow lane that was no more than a rutted cart-track.
▪ To the right, on the narrow dusty lane, lay the village school behind a row of white palings.
▪ This pretty little village of narrow lanes and attractive cottages is in fact a Royal Village.
▪ They fled after calling at a house where the vehicle was blocking a narrow country lane.
outside
▪ Voice over On the M40, our police driver struggles to keep up with a car in the outside lane.
▪ Allan was allowed in as a guest in the 200 metres, but was given the outside lane.
▪ She was waiting in the outside lane of a busy road in St Helens to turn right when the accident happened.
▪ In Sunday's final we were drawn in the outside lane.
▪ At worst they see the future as two motorway lanes blocked with slow lorries with just the outside lane for the car driver.
▪ In the final, I again had a good outside lane, which was important on this very tight 164 metres track.
quiet
▪ Julia smiled with delight. she was enjoying her walk down the quiet country lane towards the riverbank.
▪ To me they would only ever belong among the gentle hills and quiet, winding lanes of Upper Killington.
▪ It had happened in a quiet Nottinghamshire country lane.
▪ Freddie felt his fear growing and he was running now through the quiet riverside lane.
▪ There are quiet lanes and mountain paths, sunny terraces and beaches.
▪ Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.
▪ In this quiet lane there was an extravagance of wild flowers, a riot of colour.
right
▪ This extra width would also allow for right hand turning lanes to be incorporated at the junctions on to adjacent military land.
▪ Jean got into the right hand lane to cross the bridge.
slow
▪ As always since the Government came into power, we are in the slow lane.
▪ Would you expect him to poke along in the slow lane?
▪ It accelerated and moved into the slow lane, as he passed.
▪ It was her decision to join me out here on the slow lane.
▪ She tried to concentrate on driving, she got the car into the slow lane and looked down at her stomach again.
▪ Old fogey that I am, after that I stayed in the slow lane, poking along at 80 or 90.
▪ It was time to ease back over to the slow lane, take another off-ramp, let the car cool.
winding
▪ The village church, tucked away at the very end of a winding leafy lane, is dedicated to St Mary.
▪ Gubberford Lane is a winding country lane and for about a mile it is without footpaths.
▪ I put my foot to the floor and screamed down the winding lane, standing on my brakes like a boy racer.
▪ The van was already rolling along the winding lane out of sight.
▪ It is a district of small houses set amidst winding lanes, quite cut off from the world.
▪ The winding lanes and grey stillness of early autumn combined to soothe her spirit.
▪ The head-lamps flashed over bushes and trees lining the sides of the narrow winding lane.
▪ She peered out through the windscreen into the eerie blackness of the winding lane.
■ NOUN
bus
▪ A report by development services director Stephen Tapper says bus lanes produce considerable time savings by allowing public transport unrestricted access.
▪ We don't want bus lanes on motorways and we don't want traffic jams.
▪ They spent their time hiding behind low stone walls and leaping out at motorists travelling in bus lanes.
▪ Extensive bus lane and priority traffic signalling is approved for Manchester.
▪ The successful firm will also have to provide a contraflow bus lane for the authority.
▪ Because the council has turned the whole damn place into a bus lane and you can't move any more.
country
▪ Julia smiled with delight. she was enjoying her walk down the quiet country lane towards the riverbank.
▪ A far better alternative was to walk the back roads and country lanes.
▪ A course that mixes open pasture, bridleways, forest tracks and country lanes undeniably favours the horse.
▪ A country lane surrounding the house was sealed off and police from throughout the county were called to the scene.
▪ Fancy taking in the quaint country lanes of Hampshire?
▪ Grip and balance are remarkable for such a heavy car but this isn't one to hustle down country lanes.
▪ This family lived between two farms up a narrow, deeply rutted country lane.
▪ The traffic was quite heavy on the country lanes to Downshurst.
cycle
▪ Providing more pelican crossings, cycle lanes and residents' parking schemes.
▪ Additionally, there are occasional examples of cycle lanes being carried in streets against the flow of one-way traffic systems.
▪ Encouraging local councils, assisted by a special budget we have set aside, to introduce pedestrian priority areas and cycle lanes.
memory
▪ Have a word with your Mazda dealer and take a test drive down memory lane.
▪ Talk about a wondrous stroll down one whacked-out memory lane.
▪ Today we're taking a stylish trip down memory lane.
▪ We had a real trip down memory lane, talking about your grandmother as she was years ago.
▪ Taking you down memory lane time and time again.
▪ But the memory lane he points the audience down isn't one that starts in Britain.
▪ It was a glimpse of the old Connors, fighting and refusing to walk down memory lane.
▪ This will be a trip down memory lane for the right hon. Gentleman.
pit
▪ His misery was compounded when he was fined for speeding in the pit lane.
▪ The pit lane, though, reckons Red 5 will return.
▪ But a pit lane full of Longines-Olivetti computer gear and Desert Storm-style motor-homes has reduced the role of these companions.
sea
▪ Freighters, tankers and a modern fishing fleet trafficked the old sea lanes.
▪ The disputed area also is part of an important sea lane for both commercial and military ships.
■ VERB
block
▪ They were telephone poles that had fallen from a lorry, blocking both westbound lanes of the motorway and smashing a car.
▪ In doing so, the rear trailer of the big-rig flipped over, blocking all lanes.
▪ They fled after calling at a house where the vehicle was blocking a narrow country lane.
change
▪ H., for, he figures, changing lanes without flashing a warning sign.
▪ I was just trying to change lanes to pass.
drive
▪ Then she turned the car and drove off down the lane.
▪ He drove across the five lanes toward the little sign.
▪ The town ended sharply, and we were driving along a bumpy lane through the jungle at reckless speed.
▪ Peoples, however, claimed he avoided the deputy by driving across both lanes of the highway.
▪ Soon we were on our way to the city, driving down the centre lane reserved for official cars.
▪ She drove in the middle lane, skimming past lorries.
▪ She drove down the lane and past the pub, turning at last into her own drive.
lead
▪ Now he could see to the lane that led to the pavillon.
▪ About three miles beyond the town we turn into a leafy lane leading to a farm.
▪ A gang of workmen put a fence up across the private lane leading to the house in Beaconsfield.
▪ Three lanes lead off from it, four if you count the short length from the hospital.
▪ She waited by the window to see if they would reappear in the lane which led into the woods.
▪ The nearby lane leads to Sommerwell House, originally the family home of the powerful Playne clothier family.
▪ Smaller paths and lanes frequently lead off the main holloway, but even this may be narrow and insignificant by modern standards.
pass
▪ He passed through the lane at half-past one this morning, on his way home.
▪ They passed down the lane between high hedges.
run
▪ He repeated his suicide run across the lanes again to take the Bradford exit.
▪ I should have run, dark lane or no dark lane, and next time shall.
▪ To his left ran a modest lane which meandered northward to several small villages.
ship
▪ It confined transoceanic vessels to a few narrow shipping lanes that promised safe passage.
▪ By 6 p. m., we were out of the shipping lanes.
▪ We trudged across the main shipping lane with tankers and coasters hooting irritably at us to get out of the way.
▪ The icebergs have a long journey south to the shipping lanes.
▪ The moment we were across the shipping lane, we dropped the tow.
turn
▪ The van had turned into the lane to Applewick - the lane that was crossed by the low bridge!
▪ This extra width would also allow for right hand turning lanes to be incorporated at the junctions on to adjacent military land.
▪ About three miles beyond the town we turn into a leafy lane leading to a farm.
▪ They turned through lanes, and joined a motorway and left it.
▪ She turned up a lane which was even steeper than the road she had just left.
▪ By the time I turn into the little lane where I live it has become so intense that I usually slow down.
walk
▪ This time I am the one walking along the lane and he is the one standing outside the gate.
▪ You could smell prosperity as you walked down the lanes.
▪ They were now walking along a narrow lane that was no more than a rutted cart-track.
▪ I shall walk up the lane.
▪ She walked towards the lanes of shops, the wind fluttering the ends of her scarf.
▪ At some point during this silent debate Summerchild came walking up the lane.
▪ At ten o'clock that evening, she walked back along the lane.
▪ They walked down the lane and climbed over the stile to the footpath which led down to the river.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a walk/trip down memory lane
▪ So if anyone wants company for a walk down Memory Lane, I will gladly go with them.
▪ The doctor calls it a panic attack, I call it a trip down memory lane for big bro.
▪ This will be a trip down memory lane for the right hon. Gentleman.
back street/lane/road etc
▪ A far better alternative was to walk the back roads and country lanes.
▪ And this was how many such agents lived, in rooms in the back streets of cities.
▪ I have found one must speak slowly to people who live in the back streets of London.
▪ Iain and Tommy drank together on the back streets of Pinner.
▪ Now they left the main road for the quieter, dimmer back streets.
▪ People always honk at me for that so I try to take the back roads.
▪ That afternoon I drove nonstop over the back roads of Ames and Bern townships.
▪ The back lane, roughly on the line of the original through road, is exactly that.
in the slow lane
▪ As always since the Government came into power, we are in the slow lane.
▪ Old fogey that I am, after that I stayed in the slow lane, poking along at 80 or 90.
▪ Would you expect him to poke along in the slow lane?
the fast lane
▪ Cars in the fast lane were traveling at over 80 miles an hour.
the inside lane
▪ A single-decker yellow-and-black bus was travelling fast in the inside lane, its headlights dipped and no traffic immediately in front of it.
▪ But this time I was prepared, hiding in the inside lane.
▪ Huge jams built up behind the 74-year-old pensioner as he crawled for five miles along the inside lane of the dual-carriageway A1.
▪ I was given the inside lane and I was furious and protested.
▪ Myeloski was trapped in the inside lane.
▪ The repairs are being carried out to the bridge at Knayton and the inside lanes of both carriageways are closed.
▪ Traffic tailed back fourteen miles after police were forced to close the inside lane of the northbound carriageway.
▪ When they got out they saw a Vauxhall Astra, its front badly damaged, directly behind in the inside lane.
the outside lane
▪ Allan was allowed in as a guest in the 200 metres, but was given the outside lane.
▪ At worst they see the future as two motorway lanes blocked with slow lorries with just the outside lane for the car driver.
▪ In Sunday's final we were drawn in the outside lane.
▪ She was waiting in the outside lane of a busy road in St Helens to turn right when the accident happened.
▪ Voice over On the M40, our police driver struggles to keep up with a car in the outside lane.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ busy shipping lanes
▪ That idiot changed lanes without signaling.
▪ The last stretch of road is a narrow lane bordered by trees.
▪ The Russian swimmer in lane 6 is in the lead.
▪ We rode our bicycles along pretty country lanes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lane

Lane \Lane\ (l[=a]n), a. [See Lone.] Alone. [Scot.]

His lane, by himself; himself alone.

Lane

Lane \Lane\ (l[=a]n), n. [OE. lane, lone, AS. lone, lone; akin to D. laan, OFries. lana, lona.] 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; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice.

It is become a turn-again lane unto them which they can not go through.
--Tyndale.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lane

Old English lane, lanu "narrow hedged-in road," common Germanic (cognates: 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.

Wiktionary
lane

n. 1 A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees 2 A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles 3 A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart 4 A course designated for ships or aircraft 5 (context card games English) An empty space in the tableau, formed by the removal of an entire row of cards.

WordNet
lane
  1. n. a narrow way or road

  2. a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

Gazetteer
Lane, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 59
Housing Units (2000): 34
Land area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35780
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.069148 N, 98.425917 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57358
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Lane, SD
Lane
Lane, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
Population (2000): 585
Housing Units (2000): 256
Land area (2000): 3.969628 sq. miles (10.281288 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.969628 sq. miles (10.281288 sq. km)
FIPS code: 40210
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 33.525346 N, 79.879560 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 29564
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Lane, SC
Lane
Lane, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 256
Housing Units (2000): 105
Land area (2000): 0.217363 sq. miles (0.562967 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.217363 sq. miles (0.562967 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38400
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 38.440265 N, 95.082339 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 66042
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Lane, KS
Lane
Lane -- U.S. County in Kansas
Population (2000): 2155
Housing Units (2000): 1065
Land area (2000): 717.217602 sq. miles (1857.584983 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.212796 sq. miles (0.551138 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 717.430398 sq. miles (1858.136121 sq. km)
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 38.510314 N, 100.485950 W
Headwords:
Lane
Lane, KS
Lane County
Lane County, KS
Lane -- U.S. County in Oregon
Population (2000): 322959
Housing Units (2000): 138946
Land area (2000): 4554.004250 sq. miles (11794.816359 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 167.787633 sq. miles (434.567957 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4721.791883 sq. miles (12229.384316 sq. km)
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 43.989252 N, 123.080812 W
Headwords:
Lane
Lane, OR
Lane County
Lane County, OR
Wikipedia
Lanë

The Lanë is the main stream that crosses through Tirana, the capital of Albania. Its source is in the mountains east of Tirana. Although once clean, it now carries sewage. During the 1990s, many illegal kiosques and buildings were constructed on the banks of the river. They were later torn down and removed in a campaign by Tirana's then mayor Edi Rama in the early 2000s. Now most of its banks have been planted with different kinds of trees and grass. No fish live there now due to the high pollution of its waters. The Lanë flows into the Tiranë River near Bërxullë.

Lane (surname)

Lane is a surname with two separate origins in Britain and Ireland.

Lane (crater)

Lane is a lunar impact crater. It lies on the far side of the Moon, just to the west of the crater Ten Bruggencate. To the west of Lane is Perepelkin, and to the northwest lies Love.

This crater is not heavily eroded, but the rim is somewhat disrupted at the northern and southern ends. To the south the rim has a prominent outward bulge that extends an extra 5–10 km. The interior is somewhat uneven, with low central ridges near the midpoint.

Lane (disambiguation)

A vehicle lane is a part of a road designated for use by a single line of traffic.

Lane may also refer to:

Lane (hash function)

Lane is a cryptographic hash function submitted to the NIST hash function competition; it was designed by Sebastiaan Indesteege with contributions by Elena Andreeva, Christophe De Cannière, Orr Dunkelman, Emilia Käsper, Svetla Nikova, Bart Preneel and Elmar Tischhauser. It re-uses many components from AES in a custom construction. The authors claim performance of up to 25.66 cycles per byte on an Intel Core 2 Duo.

Lane

In the context of traffic control, a lane is part of a roadway ( carriageway) that is designated for use by a single line of vehicles, to control and guide drivers and reduce traffic conflicts. Most public roads ( highways) have at least two lanes, one for traffic in each direction, separated by lane markings. On multilane roadways and busier two-lane roads, lanes are designated with road surface markings. Major highways often have two multi-lane roadways separated by a median.

Some roads and bridges that carry very low volumes of traffic are less than wide, and are only a single lane wide. Vehicles travelling in opposite directions must slow or stop to pass each other. In rural areas, these are often called country lanes. In urban areas, alleys are often only one lane wide. Urban and suburban one lane roads are often designated for one-way traffic.

Usage examples of "lane".

It was growing late, and as the shadows blackened he walked faster, till once more the lane began to descend, there was a sharp turn, and he found himself, with a good deal of relief, and a little disappointment, on familiar ground.

Project Gutenberg EBook of Louis Agassiz as a Teacher, by Lane Cooper Copyright laws are changing all over the world.

Sixty or seventy of them, large and small, smooth and shaggy--deer-hound, boar-hound, blood-hound, wolf-hound, mastiff, alaun, talbot, lurcher, terrier, spaniel--snapping, yelling and whining, with score of lolling tongues and waving tails, came surging down the narrow lane which leads from the Twynham kennels to the bank of Avon.

I pulled onto Amsonia Lane and rumbled toward home, where we frown on interspecies propagation.

I drove up to what I referred to as Wilderness Point again and spent a zillion hours watching the two houses on Amsonia Lane.

The car between Andi and the Honda changed lanes as well, pulling behind Francois to swing around the bus.

I put Logan in a wheelbarrow and pushed him back up the farm lane to get more apples, frowning and chewing my tongue as I went.

Satisfied that Arcadia and her assistant were both busy with a crowd of customers, he took his foot down off the bench and strolled toward the entrance to the lane.

These republicans, whom from my soul I detest, have turned out the Ghibelines, and are now fighting with the nobles, and asserting the superiority of the vulgar, till every petty artizan of its meanest lane fancies himself as great a prince as the emperor Henry himself.

When it is considered that many amateur writers have been discouraged from becoming competitors, and that few, if any, of the professional authors can afford to write for nothing, and, of course, have not been candidates for the honorary prize at Drury Lane, we may confidently pronounce that, as far as regards NUMBER, the present is undoubtedly the Augustan age of English poetry.

I ran with unnatural speed from the shadowed, haunted streets of witch-cursed Arkham into the October night, down the Aylesbury Road, into the lane and the pasture gate, where for one brief instant, while sirens blew behind me, I saw the Tuttle house through the orchard outlined in a hellish purple glow, beautiful but unearthly and tangibly evil.

The drive up the coast to Bangkok took almost ninety minutes, most of it in the express lane of the four-lane highway designated Route 3.

Lavender Lane, which was the bankside street in this part of Rotherhithe.

That was the respect he wanted, from the bastards in Brewhouse Lane who had said he would never amount to anything and who had whipped him bloody because he was a bastard off the streets.

When the time was right, she would drive down the long, shady lane to Beaux Reves and face the Lavelles.