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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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corridor

noun passage, alley, aisle, hallway, passageway He raced down the corridor towards the exit.
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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
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corridor

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

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

[ˈkɒrɪdɔːʳ] ncorridoio
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corridor

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