lane

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lane, lone, from Old English lane, lanu (a lane, alley, avenue), from Proto-West Germanic *lanu, from Proto-Germanic *lanō (lane, passageway). Cognate with Scots lone (cattle-track, by-road), West Frisian leane, loane (a walkway, avenue), Dutch laan (alley, avenue), German Low German Lane, Laan (lane), Swedish lån (covered walkway encircling a house), Icelandic lön (a row of houses).

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Noun[edit]

lane (plural lanes)

  1. (used in street names) A road, street, or similar thoroughfare.
    Penny Lane
  2. A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees.
    There's a shortcut to the shops through this leafy lane.
  3. A narrow road, as in the country.
  4. A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles.
    Drivers should overtake in the outside lane
    We were held up by a truck in the middle lane of the freeway.
    the exit lane
  5. A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart.
    There are eight lanes on an Olympic running track.
  6. A course designated for ships or aircrafts.
    shipping lane
  7. (bowling) An elongated wooden strip of floor along which a bowling ball is rolled.
    We booked a couple of lanes at the bowling alley.
  8. (card games) An empty space in the tableau, formed by the removal of an entire row of cards.
  9. (computing) Any of the parallel slots in which values can be stored in a SIMD architecture.
  10. (video games) In MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games, a particular path on the map that may be traversed by enemy characters.
  11. (horse racing) The home stretch.
    And it's Uncle Mo in front by two as they come to the top of the lane.

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lāna.

Noun[edit]

lane f

  1. wool

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French l’année (the year).

Noun[edit]

lane

  1. year

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lane f

  1. plural of lana

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lán, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlānos (compare Welsh llawn), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

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Adjective[edit]

lane

  1. full
    T’eh lane dy chreeaght.
    He is full of confidence.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lanu, from Proto-West Germanic *lanu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lane (plural lanes)

  1. a narrow way

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lane
  • Scots: lone
  • Yola: laane

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun lan (LAN (party)) +‎ -e.[1]

Verb[edit]

lane (present tense lanar, past tense lana, past participle lana, passive infinitive lanast, present participle lanande, imperative lan)

  1. to attend or host a LAN party

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cf. “lane” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

lane

  1. inflection of lany:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See lone.

Adjective[edit]

lane (not comparable)

  1. alone

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *olnę.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lâne/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ne

Noun[edit]

lȁne n (Cyrillic spelling ла̏не)

  1. fawn
  2. an affectionate term, dear child
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Same as lȃni.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lǎːne/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ne

Adverb[edit]

láne (Cyrillic spelling ла́не)

  1. last year