- 1A narrow road, especially in a rural area: she drove along the winding laneMore example sentences
- Then the group set off up the narrow winding lane to the main road and the lay-by.
- Sitting in front of the computer screen you get a driver's eye view as you travel along narrow streets, busy roads and winding country lanes in various weather conditions.
- We traveled to the outskirts of Osaka and we proceeded to walk through a traditional residential area with narrow lanes until we arrived at an old house.
- 1.1 [in place names] An urban street: Park LaneMore example sentences
- It was proposed to link the development to the centre of the town by connecting with Claregate Street through Pidgeon lane.
- The site, near Low Street and Common lane, was endorsed for housing in May by the Local Plan public inquiry inspector - despite green belt objections from residents.
- Ashe Street and Court House lane will be bustling with activity during Easter weekend.
- 2A division of a road marked off with painted lines and intended to separate single lines of traffic according to speed or direction: the car moved into the outside lane a bus laneMore example sentences
- The eastbound carriageway will close from Monday until December 20, with traffic running in single lanes in each direction on the westbound side.
- Until then, the contraflow system on the westbound carriageway allowing a single lane of traffic in each direction will continue.
- Only the concrete dividers separating the opposing lanes of traffic broke the utter flatness.
- 2.1Each of a number of parallel strips of track or water for runners, rowers, or swimmers in a race: she went into the final in lane threeMore example sentences
- I like to mix up the lanes and have swimmers race a bit in practice.
- If the swimmers in lanes two and four switch places by crossing the active swimming lane between them, time and space are once again out of sync.
- Breast Stroke swimmers should avoid using lanes allocated for fast swimming.
- 2.2A route prescribed for or regularly followed by ships or aircraft: the shipping lanes of the South AtlanticMore example sentences
- It is also geographically near the primary shipping lanes for oil tankers that ply the route between Japan and the Middle East.
- Half the world's ocean-going cargo follows shipping lanes past the islands, and rich deposits of oil and natural gas are thought to lie beneath the nearby sea.
- Plans to move the wreck of destroyer HMS Wakeful out of a shipping lane have been amended to allow the ship to safely remain where she sank during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
- 2.3(In tenpin bowling) a long, narrow strip of floor down which the ball is bowled: a maximum of six people can play on a lane at any one timeMore example sentences
- In the last issue, we reviewed the terms and definitions for bowling balls, lanes, and lane play.
- They come in handy when you need to cream some extra traction between your bowling ball and the lane.
- I am having problems picking out the right type of bowling ball for heavily oiled lanes.
- 2.4 Biochemistry Each of a number of notional parallel strips in the gel of an electrophoresis plate, occupied by a single sample: DNA from various sources is placed in separate lanes on an electrophoretic gelMore example sentences
- The numbers above the lanes refer to sampling day (days after defoliation).
- Parental DNAs cut with the same enzyme were electrophoresed in adjacent lanes to facilitate comparison of RFLP profiles.
- Possession of the marker is indicated by two ‘bands’ in the electrophoresis lane derived from each well, while one band indicates lack of the marker.
- 2.5 Astronomy A dark streak or band which shows up against a bright background, especially in a spiral galaxy: the innermost dust lane is dense enough to absorb some infraredMore example sentences
- It is divided into two half-circle formed segments by a dark lane of interstellar dust in front of it.
- Older stars and dense dust lanes near the heart of the galaxy are red.
- The galaxy's hallmark is a brilliant white, bulbous core encircled by the thick dust lanes comprising the spiral structure of the galaxy.
Old English, related to Dutch laan; of unknown ultimate origin.