ALLEY

alley, alleyway, back street

(noun) a narrow street with walls on both sides

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun

Alley (plural Alleys)

A surname.

A female given name

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Alley is the 2529th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 14323 individuals. Alley is most common among White (92.3%) individuals.

Anagrams

• elayl, yella

Etymology 1

Noun

alley (plural alleys)

A narrow street or passageway, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.

Synonyms: alleyway, Thesaurus:alley

(baseball) The area between the outfielders.

Synonym: gap

(bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.

Synonym: bowling alley

(bowling) An elongated wooden strip of floor along which a bowling ball is rolled.

Synonym: lane

(tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.

A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

(perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Etymology 2

Noun

alley (plural alleys)

A glass marble or taw.

Anagrams

• elayl, yella

Source: Wiktionary


Al"ley, n.; pl. Alleys. Etym: [OE. aley, alley, OF. alée, F. allée, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller, to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]

1. A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way. I know each lane and every alley green. Milton.

2. A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street. Gay.

3. A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

4. (Persp.)

Definition: Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

5. The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Al"ley, n.; pl. Alleys. Etym: [A contraction of alabaster, of which it was originally made.]

Definition: A choice taw or marble. Dickens.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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