Definition of Alley in English :

Define Alley in English

Alley meaning in English

Meaning of Alley in English

Pronunciation of Alley in English

Alley pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alley in English


see synonyms of alley


1. alley, alleyway, back street

a narrow street with walls on both sides

2. alley, bowling alley, skittle alley

a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alley
a narrow lane or passage, esp one between or behind buildings
2.  bowling alley
3. tennis, mainly US
the space between the singles and doubles sidelines
a walk in a park or garden, esp one lined with trees or bushes
5.  up one's alley
a large playing marble

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nounWord forms: plural ˈalleys
a lane in a garden or park, bordered by trees or shrubs
a narrow street or walk, specif., a lane behind or alongside a row of buildings or between two rows of buildings that face on adjacent streets
3.  Baseball
the part of the outfield between center field and either left field or right field
: also power alley
4.  Bowling
lane1 (sense 6) lane1 (sense 6a) lane1 (sense 6b)
5.  Tennis
either of the narrow lanes, on opposite sides of the court, that extend the singles area for playing doubles
nounWord forms: plural ˈalleys
a fine marble used as the shooter in playing marbles

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of alley
n. pl. al·leys
1. A narrow street or passageway between or behind city buildings.
2. A path between flower beds or trees in a garden or park.
3. Sports
a. A straight narrow course or track, especially a bowling alley.
b. Either of the parallel lanes at the sides of a tennis court, which widen the inbounds area for doubles play.
n. pl. al·leys
A large playing marble, often used as the shooter.

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