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ˈæl ial·ley

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alley

    Wherever there is room for one object to pass another there is a way. A road (originally a rideway) is a prepared way for traveling with horses or vehicles, always the latter unless the contrary is expressly stated; a way suitable to be traversed only by foot-passengers or by animals is called a path, bridle-path, or track; as, the roads in that country are mere bridle-paths. A road may be private; a highway or highroad is public, highway being a specific name for a road legally set apart for the use of the public forever; a highway may be over water as well as over land. A route is a line of travel, and may be over many roads. A street is in some center of habitation, as a city, town, or village; when it passes between rows of dwellings the country road becomes the village street. An avenue is a long, broad, and imposing or principal street. Track is a word of wide signification; we speak of a goat-track on a mountain-side, a railroad-track, a race-track, the track of a comet; on a traveled road the line worn by regular passing of hoofs and wheels in either direction is called the track. A passage is between any two objects or lines of enclosure, a pass commonly between mountains. A driveway is within enclosed grounds, as of a private residence. A channel is a waterway. A thoroughfare is a way through; a road or street temporarily or permanently closed at any point ceases for such time to be a thoroughfare. Compare AIR; DIRECTION.

    Synonyms:
    avenue, bridle-path, channel, course, driveway, highroad, highway, lane, pass, passage, passageway, path, pathway, road, roadway, route, street, thoroughfare, track, way

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alley, alleyway, back streetnoun

    a narrow street with walls on both sides

    Synonyms:
    bowling alley, back street, skittle alley, alleyway

  2. bowling alley, alley, skittle alleynoun

    a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

    Synonyms:
    bowling alley, back street, skittle alley, alleyway

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alleynoun

    Synonyms:
    walk, passage

  2. alleynoun

    Synonyms:
    lane, SLUM, narrow street

  3. alleynoun

    Synonyms:
    taw, large marble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alleynoun

    Synonyms:
    passage, lane, byway, cul-de-sac (blind alley)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "alley":

    alleyway, driveway, gangway, aisle, allée, impasse, lane, deadlock

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. alley

    Synonyms:
    See Lateral alley

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How to use alley in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    The past becomes our second personality. It is our intrinsic safety code, irrespective of a potential love-hate relationship. It may become our guardian angel and protect us from a bleak blind alley, since it knows that “we” know and we know the colors of its cards. Experience is a tough master and knows the tricks of the trade. It teaches us how to play. ( " Not without the past" )

  2. Gillian Anderson:

    So I am happy they are going to get a chance to see this. Although they watched ‘Aquarius’ but this is up their alley.

  3. Kelvin Cochran:

    My family was very, very poor, we were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.

  4. Cecil Williams:

    A student accidentally broke a window, when he broke that window in this bowling alley, everyone started running, and I did, too.

  5. Emily Blunt:

    It's not that it's beneath me. It's not. I loved' Iron Man,' and I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr., it would have been amazing, but I don't know if superheroes are for me. They're not up my alley. I think it's been exhausted. We are inundated. It's not that it's only the movies, it's the endless TV shows as well.

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