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Alley

Alley appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Yell an 'amen’ in Nine Man Alley.
  • Now shall alley shahs yell "Allah’s won!"?
  • Draw Tit Alley itself, lest I yell at it, Ward.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun alley:

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The word alley is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun alley

What does alley mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alleys

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

Alternative definition of the noun alley

noun

  1. A narrow street, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.
  2. [baseball] The area between the outfielders, the gap.
  3. [bowling] An establishment where bowling is played; bowling alley.
  4. [tennis] The area between the tramlines on a tennis court.
  5. A glass marble or taw

Specialised definition of the noun alley

Glossary of sports / baseball

a section of the outfield between two outfielders (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: he hit the ball into the alley in left-centre.
  • synonym: gap

Glossary of sports / bowling

strictly, a group of lanes or the bowling establishment that houses them. Often used, though, to mean a single lane

Glossary of sports / racquetball

an imaginary lane along a side wall

Glossary of sports / squash

the area along the side walls of the court (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / tennis

the space between the tramlines at the side of the court (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

one of the areas outside the singles court that come into play in doubles. The alleys are 4 ½ feet wide

Place

ALLEY is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ALLEY fix, waypoint ALLEY, ALLEY waypoint, fix ALLEY

Group

Alley is a musical group.

Characters

  1. Alley is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Prestige.
  2. Alley is a fictional character from the 2008 film Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber.
  3. Alley is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Locker.
  4. Alley is a fictional character from the 1987 film Big Shots.

There are other characters with in their name, like Alley Cat, Alley Cats, Alley-Kat-Abra and Paradise Alley.

Miscellanea

  1. Alley: An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passage way, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities. It is also a rear access or service road, or a path or walk in a park or garden.
    • also known as 窄巷, 小弄, 巷, 街巷, 小街道, 走廊, 通道, Δρομίσκος, Πάροδος, Δίοδος, Αλέα, Průchod
  2. Alley: The zone or area marked with tramlines on a tennis court between the single court and the doubles court, one on the Ad side, one on the Deuce side. These are only used when playing doubles.

Phrases with Alley

Phrases starting with the word Alley:

  1. alley cat
  2. Alley oop
  3. Alley Stone

Phrases ending with the word Alley:

  1. Back Alley
  2. back-alley
  3. blind alley
  4. bowling alley
  5. skittle alley
  6. tin pan alley
  7. Up Someone's Alley

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alley

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Google previewReport-- (1911)

by Illinois. General Assembly. Submerged and Shore Lands Legislative Investigating Committee

Adjoining the alley is a six-story brick building with a frontage of 50 feet, occupied by Crocker Chair Company, 348 North Water st., with offices at 190 Michigan av., which they also lease from the Chicago Dock Company. This property runs ...

Google previewReport of the Submerged and Shore Lands Legislative Investigating Committee (1911)

Made in Pursuance of the Statute, to the Governor of the State of Illinois and the Forty-seventh General Assembly of Illinois by Illinois. General Assembly. Submerged and Shore Lands Investigating Committee

Adjoining the alley is a six-story brick building with a frontage of 50 feet, occupied by Crocker Chair Company, 348 North Water st., with offices at 190 Michigan av., which they also lease from the Chicago Dock Company. This property runs ...

Google previewPrecincts of Light (2010)

by Henry Alley

HENRY ALLEY is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors ...

Google previewA Hand Book Of Sociology Of Education (2008)

by P.L. Sharma

Seen as sheer physical space, the alley is a paved street, narrower than the regular street, bisecting the block along its longer axis. The alley is a minor highway, used by delivery men to deliver groceries and milk and other goods; used by ...

Google previewThe Michigan Journal (2000)

Automation Alley is a low-risk job market. Lots of Companies to explore. New jobs opening every day.

Google previewDelphi (2010)

by Anita L. Werling, Bonnie J. Maxwell, Delphi Preservation Society, Inc.

Past the alley is the Griffith Livery and Sale Stable, the sole survivor of the fire. Griffith's Livery was purchased by Swatts and Metsker in 1896, as seen below in this late1890s photograph. Turning the corner from Franklin Street onto North ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2003)

by Aberjhani, Sandra L. West

The Nest Club, the interior of which is viewed here, was among those located in Jungle Alley and specializing in entertainment for white visitors to Harlem. ( Photograph and Prints Division,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Washington (2003)

by Robert Benedetto, Jane Donovan, Kathleen Du Vall

ALLEY DWELLINGS. Tenement buildings in the service alleys of Washington's residential neighborhoods. The alley dwelling problem came about because of the city plan of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who drew Washington's streets and ...

Google previewThe English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755 (1991)

by DeWitt Talmage Starnes, Gertrude Elizabeth Noyes

CHAMBERS, 1 728 Alley, in Gardening, a straight parallel walk, bordered, or bounded on each hand with trees, shrubs,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (2004)

by Eugene Benson, University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly

Alley,. Rewi. (1897–1987). New Zealand poet Born of European descent in Springfield, in a farming area outside...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance: A-J (2004)

by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman

Jungle Alley ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (2013)

by Kerric Harvey

Because of the increased use of online surveillance tactics by repressive regimes to locate, torture, or kill human rights and anticorruption activists, 100Reporters created Whistleblower Alley, an online file exchange and communications point ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Figure 2 Tropical alley cropping. Fast-growing, coppicing, nitrogenfixing shrubs and trees are grown in rows 4–8 m apart in crop fields and pruned periodically (4 –6 week intervals); the succulent and easily decomposable tree biomass so ...

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Quotes about Alley

Carbon atoms on a distant planet rearranged themselves into DNA, microorganisms formed, grew backbones, swam around the ocean, mutated into amphibians and crawled onto dry land and finally a cab appeared at the mouth of the alley. (Mark Coggins)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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