Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lane”

lane

noun [C]  /leɪn/ us  

lane noun [C] (PATH)

one of two or more marked paths in a road to keep vehicles traveling in the same direction a safe distance apart: That section of Interstate 95 is a four-lane highway, with two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes. A lane in a running track or swimming pool is a narrow section marked to keep the competitors apart.

lane noun [C] (ROAD)

a narrow road, esp. in the countryside or in a small town
(Definition of lane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lane?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lane” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More