corridor

noun
cor·​ri·​dor | \ ˈkȯr-ə-dər How to pronounce corridor (audio) , ˈkär-, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of corridor

1a : 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: such 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
3a : 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

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Synonyms for corridor

Synonyms

belt, land, neck, part(s), region, tract, zone

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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.

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There’s a 128-foot-long fog corridor, a wall of reindeer moss imported from Finland, a 36-foot waterfall and an intriguing Lego station that uses a ton of white bricks. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Consider the Nature of Perception at Olafur Eliasson’s New Show," 10 July 2019 Emerald Lake Where: Bear Lake trailhead Hike length: 3.5 miles out-and-back The Bear Lake Road corridor, and the Bear Lake parking area in general, is the most popular place in Rocky Mountain National Park, according to park officials. Mindy Sink, The Know, "5 of the best waterfall hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park," 9 July 2019 Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are in the process of electrifying the corridor, which will allow for both operators to share tracks in a blended system. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Where will the high-speed rail stop in the Bay Area?," 2 July 2019 Light-rail service is introduced in the southwest corridor, to Mineral Station in Littleton. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Timeline: 50 years of the Regional Transportation District," 1 July 2019 Two chain-link fences, topped with barbed wire and separated by a corridor of sand and brown grass, surround the camp. Earl Shorris, Harper's magazine, "El Corralón," 24 June 2019 The village will look for ways to expand its tax base, create greater housing diversity, open space and recreational opportunities and develop its primary corridors. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen to seek resident input as it updates comprehensive plan originally adopted in 2005," 10 June 2019 This will make a big impact on keeping our rail corridor quiet. San Diego Union-Tribune, "City of Encinitas establishes new ‘quiet zone’ in Cardiff," 3 May 2019 Even now, the river remains well above flood stage throughout much of the Mississippi River corridor. chicagotribune.com, "Flood damage will cost more than $2 billion for Mississippi River towns," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of corridor

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for corridor

earlier "covered passageway, path surrounding fortifications," borrowed from French, borrowed from regional Italian (by-form of Tuscan corridoio), from correre "to run" (going back to Latin currere) + -idore, going back to Latin -i-tōrium (from -i- -i- + -tōrium, suffix of place, from neuter of -tōrius, adjective derivative of -tōr-, -tor, agent suffix) — more at current entry 1

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corridor

noun

English Language Learners 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

corridor

noun
cor·​ri·​dor | \ ˈkȯr-ə-dər How to pronounce corridor (audio) \

Kids Definition of corridor

: a passage into which rooms open

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