corridor[kôr′ə dər, kär′-; -dôr′]
A hotel corridor.
- An example of a corridor is a hotel hallway.
- An example of a corridor is a passageway to the sea from a land-locked country.
- An example of a corridor is the northeast rail corridor which connects New Jersey and New York.
The definition of a corridor is a long hall onto which several rooms open, or a strip of land or airspace through foreign-held territory, or a heavily populated strip of land or railroad access between two urban areas.
- a long passageway or hall, esp. one onto which several rooms open
- a strip of land, or an airspace, forming a passageway through foreign-held land, as from a country to its seaport
Origin of corridorFrench ; from Italian corridore, a gallery, corridor, runner ; from correre, to run ; from Classical Latin currere: see current
- A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
- a. A tract of land designated or used for a specific purpose, as for railroad lines, highways, or pipelines.b. A route designated for a specific purpose: a hazardous material corridor; a sea corridor for shipping; a flight corridor.c. A route or tract of land used by migrating animals.
- A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas: people who live in the Boston-Washington corridor.
Origin of corridorFrench, from Italian corridore, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.