Corridor definition

kôrĭ-dər, -dôr, kŏr-
Frequency:
A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
noun
6
2
A long passageway or hall, esp. one onto which several rooms open.
noun
5
1
A strip of land, or an airspace, forming a passageway through foreign-held land, as from a country to its seaport.
noun
4
3
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.

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.

noun
1
0
A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas.

People who live in the Boston-Washington corridor.

noun
1
0
Advertisement
A route designated for a specific purpose.

A hazardous material corridor; a sea corridor for shipping; a flight corridor.

noun
0
0
A route or tract of land used by migrating animals.
noun
0
0
A narrow hall or passage with rooms leading off it, for example in railway carriages (see).
noun
0
0
A restricted tract of land that allows passage between two places.
noun
0
0
Airspace restricted for the passage of aircraft.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A tract of land designated or used for a specific purpose, as for railroad lines, highways, or pipelines.
noun
0
1
corridors of power
  • The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.
idiom
1
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
corridor
Plural:
corridors

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of corridor

  • French from Italian corridore from correre to run from Latin currere kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French corridor, from Italian corridore (= corridoio) long passage, from correre, to run.

    From Wiktionary