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You are viewing the etymology of alley meaning: (Noun) (baseball) The area between the outfielders.. (bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.. (perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as [...](baseball) The area between the outfielders.. (bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.. (perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of alley.
English word alley comes from Latin alligare, Vulgar Latin *alare, Latin ambulare, and later Latin *allo ((Vulgar Latin) I go.).

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Alley detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
alligare Latin (lat)
*alare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
ambulare Latin (lat)
*allo Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I go.
alier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To unite; to join together.
alé Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
alley English (eng) (baseball) The area between the outfielders.. (bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.. (perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.. (tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.. A narrow street or passageway, especially one [...]

Words with the same origin as alley

Descendants of *alare
alien ally