Alley

  • 1 Alley — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alphonse Amadou Alley (1930–1987), Präsident von Dahomey (heute: Benin) 1967/68 Candice Alley (* 1983), australische Sängerin und Songwriterin Fred Alley (1963–2001), US amerikanischer Librettist Gene… …

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  • 2 alley — alley1 [al′ē] n. pl. alleys [ME aly < OFr alee < aler (Fr aller), to go < ML alare, contr. < L ambulare, to walk: see AMBLE] 1. a lane in a garden or park, bordered by trees or shrubs 2. a narrow street or walk, specif., a lane behind …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Alley — Al ley, n.; pl. {Alleys}. [OE. aley, alley, OF. al[ e]e, F. all[ e]e, 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 alley — (n.) mid 14c., passage in a house; open passage between buildings; walkway in a garden, from O.Fr. alee (13c., Mod.Fr. allée) a path, passage, way, corridor, also a going, from fem. of ale, pp. of aler to go, which ultimately may be a contraction …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Alley — Al ley, n.; pl. {Alleys}. [A contraction of alabaster, of which it was originally made.] A choice taw or marble. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 alley — index way (channel) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 alley — [ˈæli] or alleyway [ˈæliˌweɪ] noun [C] a narrow street or passage between buildings …

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  • 8 alley — has the plural form alleys …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 alley — [n] narrow passage alleyway, back street, lane, passageway, path, pathway, walk; concept 501 …

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  • 10 alley — ► NOUN (pl. alleys) 1) a narrow passageway between or behind buildings. 2) a path in a park or garden. 3) a long, narrow area in which skittles and bowling are played. ORIGIN Old French alee walking or passage , from Latin ambulare to walk …

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  • 11 Alley — Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, 90 cm wide, the narrowest alley in Gamla stan, Stockholm Alley in downtown …

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  • 12 alley — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dark, darkened ▪ deserted, empty (esp. AmE) ▪ little, narrow ▪ a maze of narrow alleys …

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  • 13 alley — I. /ˈæli / (say alee) noun (plural alleys) 1. a narrow enclosed lane. 2. a narrow backstreet. 3. a walk, enclosed with hedges or shrubbery, in a garden. 4. a long narrow enclosure with a smooth wooden floor for bowling, etc. 5. a two up school… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 alley — al|ley [ˈæli] n also alleyway [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: alee, from aler to go , from Latin ambulare; AMBLE] 1.) a narrow street between or behind buildings, not usually used by cars ▪ The alley led to the railway bridge. ▪ She found …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 alley */ — UK [ˈælɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms alley : singular alley plural alleys a narrow street or passage between or behind buildings The attack occurred in a dark alley. • be right up someone s alley See: blind alley …

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  • 16 alley — al|ley [ æli ] noun count * 1. ) a narrow street or passage between or behind buildings: The attack occurred in a dark alley. 2. ) AMERICAN one of the two narrow areas at either side of a tennis court that are used when four people are playing be …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 alley — noun (C) 1 a narrow street between or behind buildings 2 right up/down sb s alley AmE very suitable for someone: The job sounds right up your alley. see also: blind alley, bowling alley …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 alley — See: BLIND ALLEY, DOWN ONE S ALLEY or UP ONE S ALLEY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 19 alley — See: BLIND ALLEY, DOWN ONE S ALLEY or UP ONE S ALLEY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 alley — I Australian Slang 1. n forte ( It s right up my alley ); 2. two up school, run on organised lines and under strict control; 3. horseracing position at the barrier, drawn by a horse for a race: He went to the front from a wide alley ; 4. large… …

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