- 1a narrow road in the country winding country lanes We drove along a muddy lane to reach the farmhouse. see also memory lane
- 2 (especially in place names) a street in a town Rosemary Lane
- 3 a section of a wide road, that is marked by painted white lines, to keep lines of traffic separate the northbound/southbound lane to change lanes She signaled and pulled over into the right lane. a four-lane highway see also bike lane, bus lane, express lane, fast lane, HOV lane, passing lane, slow lane
- 4a narrow marked section of a track or a swimming pool that is used by one person taking part in a race The Ohio State freshman in lane four is coming up fast from behind.
- 5a route used by ships or aircraft on regular journeys one of the world's busiest shipping/sea lanes Idioms
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where things are most exciting and where a lot is happening He had a good job, plenty of money, and he was enjoying life in the fast lane.
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