Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
  • noun A tract of land designated or used for a specific purpose, as for railroad lines, highways, or pipelines.
  • noun A route designated for a specific purpose.
  • noun A route or tract of land used by migrating animals.
  • noun A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas.
  • idiom (corridors of power) The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In architecture, a gallery or passage in a building.
  • noun In fortification, a covered way carried round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place. Wilhelm, Mil. Dict.
  • noun See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

Etymologies

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Italian corridore (= corridoio) long passage, from correre, to run.

Examples

  • The right of way for most of the corridor is already assembled – the median of Interstate 4.

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  • At the end of the corridor is a ramshackle guard post.

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  • At the end of the corridor is a ramshackle guard post.

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  • A: If you look at the markets for the last few months, the moment the Nifty hits around 5,000 odd levels, you enter into what we call a corridor of uncertainty where investors were not able to take a call - from these levels and technically below 4,900 odd levels-what is the risk reward ratio on the upside.

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  • To western side of this central corridor is "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection," a fitting tribute of gratitude to Lynda and Stewart Resnick, whose generous gift supported the construction of the Pavilion.

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  • To western side of this central corridor is "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection," a fitting tribute of gratitude to Lynda and Stewart Resnick, whose generous gift supported the construction of the Pavilion.

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  • To western side of this central corridor is "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection," a fitting tribute of gratitude to Lynda and Stewart Resnick, whose generous gift supported the construction of the Pavilion.

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  • The ways in which this corridor is dysfunctional for bikes today have almost nothing to do with the drawbridge itself.

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  • To western side of this central corridor is "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection," a fitting tribute of gratitude to Lynda and Stewart Resnick, whose generous gift supported the construction of the Pavilion.

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  • To western side of this central corridor is "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection," a fitting tribute of gratitude to Lynda and Stewart Resnick, whose generous gift supported the construction of the Pavilion.

    Peter Clothier: Big Day at LACMA

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