lane Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "lane" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

lanenoun [C]

uk   us   /leɪn/

lane noun [C] (ROAD)

B2 a narrow road in the countryside or in a town: He drives so fast along those narrow country lanes. I live at the end of Church Lane.
More examples

lane noun [C] (STRIP)

B2 a special strip of a road, sports track, or swimming pool that is used to keep vehicles or competitors separate: a bus/bike/cycle lane The northbound lane is closed because of an accident. I find driving in the fast lane very stressful. The German runners/swimmers are in lanes 4 and 6. a route across the sea or through the air that ships or aircraft regularly sail or fly along: The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world.
(Definition of lane from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More