corridor

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noun cor·ri·dor \ˈkȯr-ə-dər, ˈkär-, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of corridor

  1. 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. 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. 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 in a sentence

  1. They pushed me down the hospital corridor to the operating room.

  2. A corridor of land lies between the two mountain ranges.

Origin and Etymology of corridor

Middle French, from Italian dialect (N Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car


First Known Use: 1719

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CORRIDOR Defined for English Language Learners

corridor

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noun cor·ri·dor \ˈkȯr-ə-dər, ˈkär-, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of corridor for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CORRIDOR Defined for Kids

corridor

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noun cor·ri·dor \ˈkȯr-ə-dər\

Definition of corridor for Students

  1. :  a passage into which rooms open



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