corridor

noun cor·ri·dor \ ˈkȯr-ə-dər , ˈkär- , -ˌdȯr \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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: 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
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.

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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

corridor Synonyms

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CORRIDOR Defined for English Language Learners

corridor

noun

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

noun cor·ri·dor \ ˈkȯr-ə-dər \

Definition of corridor for Students

: a passage into which rooms open


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