Pronunciation Noun

alley (plural alleys)

  1. 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
    The parking lot to my friend's apartment building is in the alley.
  2. (baseball) The area between the outfielders.
    Synonyms: gap
    He hit one deep into the alley.
  3. (bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.
    Synonyms: bowling alley
  4. (bowling) An elongated wooden strip of floor along which a bowling ball is rolled.
    Synonyms: lane
  5. (tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.
  6. A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.
    • 1634 October 9 (first performance), [John Milton], H[enry] Lawes, editor, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: […] [Comus], London: Printed [by Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, […], published 1637, OCLC 228715864 ↗; reprinted as Comus: […] (Dodd, Mead & Company’s Facsimile Reprints of Rare Books; Literature Series; no. I), New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903, OCLC 1113942837 ↗:
      I know each lane and every alley green.
  7. A passageway between rows of pews in a church.
  8. (perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.
  9. The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.
Translations Noun

alley (plural alleys)

  1. A glass marble or taw.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A female given name

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