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Definition of the noun alleyway

What does alleyway mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alleyways

  1. a narrow street with walls on both sides
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of alleyway: alley / back street
    • more generic word: street = a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

Alternative definition of the noun alleyway


  1. A narrow street formed by the proximity of adjacent buildings.
  2. A passage between two rows of cabins in a ship.


"Alleyway" is a video game developed by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo as a global launch title for the Game Boy. It is a Breakout clone and one of the first four games developed and released for the system. The game was released first in Japan in 1989, in North America later that year, and in Europe in 1990. It was later re-released via online distribution for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on June 6, 2011.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • designer: Gunpei Yokoi
  • developers: Intelligent Systems, Nintendo, Nintendo Research & Development 1
  • genre: Breakout clone
  • publisher: Nintendo
  • released on (25 years ago)

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Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

angels Alley An alleyway may simply be one form of the symbol of the path, which indicates seeking, transformation, and the transition from one stage of life to another. Alleys have certain other connotations, however, such as that of a shortcut, ...

Google previewPatterson's Illustrated Nautical Encyclopedia (1901)

by Howard Patterson

An alleyway in the magazine. Magazine Screen. A screen of thick cloth arranged so as to prevent sparks from entering the scuttle in the magazine passage. Magazine Scuttle. The scuttleway in the magazine passage through which the ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

In a grant of a "free right of way for an alleyway ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2011)

by Adele Berlin

The same procedure makes it possible to carry objects from all the courtyards into a common alleyway enclosed on at least three sides (and symbolically ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1Y4W4A1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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