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lanenoun [C]

 us   /leɪn/

lane noun [C] (PATH)

one of two or more ​markedpaths in a ​road to ​keepvehiclestraveling in the same ​direction a ​safedistanceapart: That ​section of Interstate 95 is a four-lane ​highway, with two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes. A lane in a ​runningtrack or ​swimmingpool is a ​narrowsectionmarked to ​keep the competitors ​apart.

lane noun [C] (ROAD)

a ​narrowroad, esp. in the ​countryside or in a ​smalltown
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lanenoun [C]

uk   us   /leɪn/

lane noun [C] (ROAD)

B2 a ​narrowroad in the ​countryside or in a ​town: He ​drives so ​fast along those ​narrowcountry lanes. I ​live at the end of Church Lane.
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lane noun [C] (STRIP)

B2 a ​specialstrip of a ​road, ​sportstrack, or ​swimmingpool that is used to ​keepvehicles or ​competitorsseparate: a ​bus/​bike/​cycle lane The ​northbound lane is ​closed because of an ​accident. I ​finddriving in the fast lane very ​stressful. The ​Germanrunners/​swimmers are in lanes 4 and 6. a ​routeacross the ​sea or through the ​air that ​ships or ​aircraftregularlysail or ​fly along: The ​English Channel is the ​busiest shipping lane in the ​world.
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