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
A long corridor leads to the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Ysidro, California.
Though the park is spread across 1,169 square miles (or 748,436 acres, of which 94.4 percent is designated wilderness), most visitors cram into compact Yosemite Valley to gawk at its famed 8-mile corridor of nonstop scenic marvels.
The commercial corridor primarily covers Lincolnshire but also includes portions of Buffalo Grove.
Austin said the pedestrian mall would increase foot traffic in the corridor.
Acoustical ceiling tile, heavily insulated walls, carpeted corridors and other features are designed to keep sounds under 40 decibels—about the level of a babbling brook.
Around the Interstate 20 corridor, Stefkovich said rain amounts have been 2 to 4 inches over the last day and a half, with another 1 to 3 inches expected.
To identify those areas as well as giraffes' preferred foraging grounds and migratory corridors, conservationists need to map the animals' behavior and movements.
Bassam Abu Abdullah, a professor of International Relations at Damascus University, said the advances by pro-Assad troops undermined U.S. plans in the area to sever a land corridor linking the capitals of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon.
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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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