Definition of 'alley'
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There's a bowling alley with a glass wall giving sea views. The Sun (2017)To the local bowling alley. The Sun (2016)We need to support them rather than trapping them in blind alleys designed to contain them,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Above the river it is a filthy web of alleys and lanes crammed with humanity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is what the bowling alley can provide. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)The narrow alleys are lined with iron balconies and lively with the chatter of drinkers and shoppers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Passes went astray with a monotonous regularity while players often ran down blind alleys. The Sun (2012)Dance halls and bowling alleys refused them entry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many of the avenues that brilliant researchers choose to pursue will turn out to be blind alleys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this intimacy is a far cry from what we knew in the bowling alley. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)All this has transpired for want of spending some time in the bowling alley. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)Character animations are fluid and the streets and back alleys all have a sense of life about them. The Sun (2016)That city concept is not to be thought of street signs and roads and curbs and gutters and parks and alleys. Christianity Today (2000)You know that you wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fun that doesn't involve dark alleys or the dangers of the night. The Sun (2015)The survivors couldn't manoeuvre their armoured personnel carriers down the narrow sandy alleys. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)I thought these guys were getting their drugs in dark alleys and from the boots of cars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We like exploring dark alleys. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The "shop' was a truck parked in an alley, filled with beautiful suits. The Other Side of MeHe is parked in an alley across from the London hotel, one of his favourite haunts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This means that you can release yourself without difficulty while parked up a narrow alley, but it means so much more than that as well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At its heart are more than 300 listed buildings and a maze of narrow streets and alleys little changed since the 15th century. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'alley'
British English: alley /ˈælɪ/ NOUN
An alley or alleyway is a narrow passage or street with buildings or walls on both sides.
- American English: alley
- Arabic: زُقَاق
- Brazilian Portuguese: viela
- Chinese: 胡同
- Croatian: aleja
- Czech: ulička
- Danish: gyde
- Dutch: steegje
- European Spanish: callejón
- Finnish: kuja
- French: allée
- German: Gasse
- Greek: δρομάκι
- Italian: vicolo
- Japanese: 路地
- Korean: 골목
- Norwegian: bakgate
- Polish: uliczka
- European Portuguese: viela
- Romanian: alee
- Russian: аллея
- Spanish: callejón
- Swedish: gränd
- Thai: ตรอก
- Turkish: dar sokak
- Ukrainian: алея
- Vietnamese: ngõ
Definition of alley from the Collins English Dictionary
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