lane - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    British a narrow road, especially in the countryside

    They live down a little country lane.

  2. 2
    one of the parts that a wide road or motorway is divided into, marked by painted lines and intended for one line of traffic
    fast/slow/middle lane:

    I was stuck behind a caravan in the slow lane.

    inside/outside lane (=nearest to/furthest from the edge of the road):

    The outside lane is closed following an accident.

    bus/cycle lane:

    Are taxis allowed to drive in the bus lane?

  3. 3
    one of the parts that something such as a swimming pool or sports track is divided into, intended for one swimmer or one runner
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