- n. 小巷；小路；小径
- n. (Alley)人名；(英)阿利
1. 词义影响：alley => aisle.
- alley:  Alley is related to French aller ‘go’. Old French aler (which came from Latin ambulāre ‘walk’, source of English amble and ambulance) produced the derived noun alee ‘act of walking’, hence ‘place where one walks, passage’.
=> amble, ambulance
- alley (n.)
- mid-14c., "passage in a house; open passage between buildings; walkway in a garden," from Old French alee (13c., Modern French allée) "a path, passage, way, corridor," also "a going," from fem. of ale, past participle of aler "to go," which ultimately may be a contraction of Latin ambulare "to walk," or from Gallo-Roman allari, a back-formation from Latin allatus "having been brought to" [Barnhart]. Compare sense evolution of gate. Applied by c. 1500 to "long narrow enclosure for playing at bowls, skittles, etc." Used in place names from c. 1500.
The word is applied in American English to what in London is called a mews, and also is used there especially of a back-lane parallel to a main street (1729). To be up someone's alley "in someone's neighborhood" (literally or figuratively) is from 1931; alley-cat attested by 1890.
- 1. Everyone wanted to bowl, hence everyone wanted to open a bowling alley.
- 2. The Internet has proved a blind alley for many firms.
- 3. The side alley was walled off from the back garden.
- 4. In any event, the bowling alley restaurant proved quite acceptable.
- 5. The centre of the city is full of tiny intersecting alley-ways.
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