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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 previewTaking in a Game (2004)

A History of Baseball in Asia by Joseph A. Reaves

Every alleyway is a hard court. Basketball is cheaper. One ball engages ten players. The same ten in a baseball game require a ball, a bat, and a minimum of nine relatively expensive gloves. But while economic considerations certainly play a ...

Google previewFodor's See It Spain (2011)

by Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.

Signed from the N-260 and down an alleyway is the fascinating Museo de Juegos Tradicionales. a museum dedicated to traditional games. Leave Campo behind, following the same road until Ainsa is signed to the right. Following the N -260 ...

Google previewFodor's the Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples (2011)

by Martin Wilmott Bennett, Fergal Kavanagh, Fiorella Squillante

Just opposite the alleyway is a small supermarket to complete the meal or just to stock up on liquid refreshments at reasonable prices. Take the small Via Madonna delle Grazie behind the fruit stall to see the Chiesa di Sant'Anna, with its ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

alleyway is a passage or narrow street between buildings. 2 A bowling alley or skittle alley is a place where forms of the game skittles are played; the long narrow wooden strips that you bowl the balls along are also alleys. alliance /a' laians/ ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

(also alleyway /'a1é,wa/) a narrow passageway between or behind buildings. 2 a path in a park or garden ...

Google previewThe Packers' Encyclopedia (1922)

Blue Book of the American Meat Packing and Allied Industries; a Hand-book of Modern Packing House Practice, a Statistical Manual of the Meat and Allied Industries, and a Directory of the Meat Packing, Provision, Sausage Manufacturing, Rendering and Affiliated Trades by Paul I. Aldrich

Then the glue is sliced thinly with a knife, placed on chickenwire screen racks, and put into an alleyway through which is forced a current of warm air by means of a large rotary fan working in connection with a bank of steam-coils. Thirteen to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1899)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts

An alleyway appurtenant to the premises must be mentioned in the notice of sale. Ulrich v. McCann, 1 T. & H. Pr. (Pa.) 998. An opened stone quarry on the premises advertised for sale should be announced in the sheriff's advertisement.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1893)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

An alleyway appurtenant must be mentioned. Ulrich v.

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 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 previewA Dictionary of the Avant-gardes (2000)

by Richard Kostelanetz, H. R. Brittain

Essentially a room in the back of the Meierei restaurant on Marktgasse, an alleyway a few yards from the entrance to the Spiegelgasse in Zurich's Niederdorf (reddish light) section, it contained a small stage, a piano, and enough tables and ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

alleyway n. an alley between or behind buildings. alliance n. 1 a relationship formed between countries or organizations for a joint purpose. 2 the state of being joined or associated. allied adj.

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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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