from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
  • n. A tract of land forming a passageway, such as one that allows an inland country access to the sea through another country.
  • n. A restricted tract of land for the passage of trains.
  • n. Restricted airspace for the passage of aircraft.
  • n. The restricted path followed by a spacecraft on a particular mission.
  • n. A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas: the Boston-Washington corridor.
  • idiom corridors of power A place in which powerful leaders work and rule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narrow hall or passage with rooms leading off it, for example in railway carriages (see Wikipedia).
  • n. A restricted tract of land that allows passage between two places.
  • n. Airspace restricted for the passage of aircraft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.
  • n. The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.
  • n. any relatively narrow passageway or route, such as a strip of land through a foreign territory.
  • n. a densely populated stretch of land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a gallery or passage in a building.
  • n. In fortification, a covered way carried round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place. Wilhelm, Mil. Dict.
  • n. See the extract.
  • n. In car-building, a narrow passage between the side of a sleeping-, dining-, stateroom- or other car and a partition which incloses the staterooms, lavatory, kitchen, or other apartment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it


French, from Italian corridore, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian corridore (= corridoio) long passage, from correre, to run. (Wiktionary)



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