View definitions for alley


noun as in narrow passage

Discover More

Example Sentences

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — “A Nightmare On My Street”For those VHS horror movie lovers, this one is right up your alley.

Once the vehicle is in the alley, the emergency lights go off again, but the cruiser keeps going, and Hylton is struck a few seconds laterwhen he darts out onto Kennedy Street between parked vehicles.

They said he drove out of an alley and collided with another vehicle.

Hylton died when he collided with a vehicle after pulling out of an alley, police said.

During one of our first walks, we came across an alley that we’d never noticed before.

The picture you took of the boy lying in the alley also seemed to strike a chord.

The meeting place of human rights and criminal justice in Iran is like a dark and frightening alley.

The alley cat and her kittens would have mugged him already.

He said his cousin had been found dead in an alley and he had to rush home.

It had rained while we were inside and the air in the alley smelled almost fresh.

Truly it was a most enjoyable season and experience, but there is no joy without its alley here below—not even at the North Pole!

He turned into an alley, down which, nautically speaking, he rolled into a shabby little court.

I turned right into a narrow street, went along it about fifty yards, and paused where it was crossed by a still narrower alley.

From the set of his shoulders, it seemed that he might be just as glad the alley was dim; but he simply trailed along behind.

I cannot put my own case to the Admiralty although the machines are wanted for overland tactics—a fatal blind alley.


Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for muddle?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alley, such as: alleyway, lane, passageway, path, pathway, and walk.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.