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cor·ri·dor

 (kôr′ĭ-dər, -dôr′, kŏr′-)
n.
1. A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
2.
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.
3. A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas: people who live in the Boston-Washington corridor.
Idiom:
corridors of power
The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.

[French, from Italian corridore, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

corridor

(ˈkɒrɪˌdɔː)
n
1. (Architecture) a hallway or passage connecting parts of a building
2. (Physical Geography) a strip of land or airspace along the route of a road or river: the M1 corridor.
3. (Physical Geography) a strip of land or airspace that affords access, either from a landlocked country to the sea (such as the Polish corridor, 1919-39, which divided Germany) or from a state to an exclave (such as the Berlin corridor, 1945–90, which passed through the former East Germany)
4. (Railways) a passageway connecting the compartments of a railway coach
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) corridors of power the higher echelons of government, the Civil Service, etc, considered as the location of power and influence
6. (Aeronautics) a flight path that affords safe access for intruding aircraft
7. (Astronautics) the path that a spacecraft must follow when re-entering the atmosphere, above which lift is insufficient and below which heating effects are excessive
[C16: from Old French, from Old Italian corridore, literally: place for running, from correre to run, from Latin currere]

cor•ri•dor

(ˈkɔr ɪ dər, -ˌdɔr, ˈkɒr-)

n.
1. a passageway giving access to rooms, apartments, ship cabins, railway compartments, etc.; hallway.
2. a narrow passageway of land, as between an inland country and an outlet to the sea.
3. a densely populated region with major overland and air transportation routes: the Northeast corridor.
4. a restricted path along which an aircraft must travel to avoid hostile action, other air traffic, etc.
[1585–95; < Middle French < Upper Italian corridore=corr(ere) to run (< Latin currere]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corridor - an enclosed passagewaycorridor - an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it
gallery - a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
hall, hallway - an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings

corridor

noun passage, alley, aisle, hallway, passageway He raced down the corridor towards the exit.
Translations
مـَمَرّمَمْشـى، رَواق، مَمَـر
коридор
chodbakoridor
korridorgang
käytävä
hodnik
gangur
廊下
복도
koridorius
koridors
hodnik
korridorflygkorridor
ทางเดินยาว
hành lang

corridor

[ˈkɒrɪdɔːʳ] Npasillo m, corredor m
the corridors of powerlos pasillos del poder

corridor

[ˈkɒrɪdɔːr] n
(in building)couloir m, corridor m
(= area) the M25 corridor → l'axe de la M25

corridor

nKorridor m; (in building also, in train, bus) → Gang m; in the corridors of poweran den Schalthebeln der Macht

corridor

[ˈkɒrɪdɔːʳ] ncorridoio

corridor

(ˈkoridoː) noun
a passageway, especially one off which rooms open. Go along the corridor and up the stairs.

corridor

مـَمَرّ chodba korridor Korridor διάδρομος corredor, pasillo käytävä couloir hodnik corridoio 廊下 복도 gang korridor korytarz corredor коридор korridor ทางเดินยาว koridor hành lang 走廊
References in classic literature ?
It beckoned, gliding noiselessly before him down a corridor as dark and cold as any tomb.
They turned into a long, dim corridor that was lined on either side with tall, graceful plants.
What I, on my side, had to care for was, without disturbing her, to reach, from the corridor, some other window in the same quarter.
And so Stanislovas went down a long stone corridor, and up a flight of stairs, which took him into a room lighted by electricity, with the new machines for filling lard cans at work in it.
He fled, shuddering, into the corridor, and along it to the great hall.
He seized Becky's hand and hurried her into the first corridor that offered; and none too soon, for a bat struck Becky's light out with its wing while she was passing out of the cavern.
Reed came along the corridor, her cap flying wide, her gown rustling stormily.
And then Mary Lennox was led up a broad staircase and down a long corridor and up a short flight of steps and through another corridor and another, until a door opened in a wall and she found herself in a room with a fire in it and a supper on a table.
Descending the stairs, on her way to the house-keeper's room, she passed by the entrances to two long stone corridors, with rows of doors opening on them; one corridor situated on the second, and one on the first floor of the house.
Avoiding the larger rooms, which were dark and made fast for the night, Monsieur the Marquis, with his flambeau-bearer going on before, went up the staircase to a door in a corridor.
Once a fireman did not hesitate to faint, leaders and front-row and back-row girls alike had plenty of excuses for the fright that made them quicken their pace when passing some dark corner or ill-lighted corridor.
It must have been the gallery, corridor, or portico of some rich and royal palace.