Definition of corridor
1a : a passageway (as in a hotel or office building) into which compartments or rooms openb : 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: such asa : a narrow strip of land through foreign-held territoryb : a restricted lane for air trafficc : a land path used by migrating animals
3a : a densely populated strip of land including two or more major cities … the Northeast corridor stretching from Washington into New England … — S. D. Browneb : 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
They pushed me down the hospital corridor to the operating room.
A corridor of land lies between the two mountain ranges.
Recent Examples of corridor from the Web
Its yellow flowers are easily spotted along the Interstate 5 corridor.
On the morning of February 27, more than 70 presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) stood in a West Wing corridor, waiting to enter the Oval Office.
In addition, a third-party inspector identified 83 sites along the 380-mile (610-kilometer) pipeline corridor in North Dakota where trees or shrubs might have been cleared in violation of the commission’s orders.
If anything, cities have seen positive results overall from promoting cycling in commercial corridors.
People move about heavily in those in that corridor.
The most severe weather was expected to be south of the Interstate 80 corridor, where a line of thunderstorms was scooting southeast, said Casey Sullivan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
To be fair, the trickle away from the L train corridor is not yet a flood.
City officials also are pushing for retail development across the street from Lockport Square to create a 159th Street commercial corridor.
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Origin and Etymology of corridor
Middle French, from Italian dialect (Northern Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car
First Known Use: 1719
CORRIDOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of corridor for Students
: a passage into which rooms open
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