Simple Definition of corridor
: a long, narrow passage inside a building or train with doors that lead to rooms on each side
: a long narrow piece of land
: a narrow area of land that is known for something specified
Full Definition of corridor
1 a : a passageway (as in a hotel or office building) into which compartments or rooms open b : a place or position in which especially political power is wielded through discussion and deal-making <was excluded from the corridors of power after losing the election>
2 : a usually narrow passageway or route: as a : a narrow strip of land through foreign-held territory b : a restricted lane for air traffic c : a land path used by migrating animals
3 a : a densely populated strip of land including two or more major cities <the Northeast corridor stretching from Washington into New England — S. D. Browne> b : an area or stretch of land identified by a specific common characteristic or purpose <a corridor of liberalism> <the city's industrial corridor>
Examples of corridor
They pushed me down the hospital corridor to the operating room.
A corridor of land lies between the two mountain ranges.
Origin of corridor
Middle French, from Italian dialect (N Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car
First Known Use: 1719
Rhymes with corridor
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CORRIDOR Defined for Kids
Definition of corridor
: a passage into which rooms open
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