noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian dialect (N Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car Date: 1719 1. a. a passageway (as in a hotel or office building) into which compartments or rooms open b. a place or position in which especially political power is wielded through discussion and deal-making <
was excluded from the corridors of power after losing the election
2. a usually narrow passageway or route: as a. a narrow strip of land through foreign-held territory b. a restricted lane for air traffic c. a land path used by migrating animals 3. a. a densely populated strip of land including two or more major cities <
the Northeast corridor stretching from Washington into New England — S. D. Browne
b. an area or stretch of land identified by a specific common characteristic or purpose <
a corridor of liberalism
the city's industrial corridor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • corridor — [ kɔridɔr ] n. m. • 1611; de l it. corridore « passage étroit entre un local et un autre » 1 ♦ Passage couvert mettant en communication plusieurs pièces d un même étage. ⇒ couloir, passage. Long, étroit corridor. Au fond du corridor, à droite. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Corridor — Cor ri*dor (k?r r? d?r or d?r), n. [F., fr. Itt. corridpore, or Sp. corredor; prop., a runner, hence, a running or long line, a gallery, fr. L. currere to run. See {Course}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A gallery or passageway leading to several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corridor — Corridor, der schmale Gang zwischen einer Reihe von Zimmern, nach welchem jedes derselben seinen Ausgang hat. Ost führt der Corridor nach einem größern Vorsaale, (Vestibule), doch muß er dann wie dieser eine Thüre zum Verschließen haben …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • corridor — 1590s, from Fr. corridor (16c.), from It. corridore a gallery, lit. a runner, from correre to run, from L. currere (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Originally of fortifications, meaning long hallway is first recorded 1814 …   Etymology dictionary

  • corridor — CORRIDOR. s. m. Espece de gallerie estroite qui sert de passage pour aller à plusieurs appartements. En termes de fortification. C est ce qu on appelle plus ordinairement, Chemin couvert, Le corridor regne autour de la place & des demi lunes, & a …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • corridor — [kôr′ə dər, kär′ə dər; kôr′ədôr΄, kär′ədôr΄] n. [Fr < It corridore, a gallery, corridor, runner < correre, to run < L currere: see CURRENT] 1. a long passageway or hall, esp. one onto which several rooms open 2. a strip of land, or an… …   English World dictionary

  • Corridōr — (fr.), 1) ein 4–10 Fuß breiter Gang, der zu mehreren neben einander liegenden Zimmern führt, wird bes. in öffentlichen Gebäuden, wo einzelne Zimmer von einzelnen Personen bewohnt werden, zur Communication der verschiedenen Räume benutzt, als in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Corridor — in der Baukunst ein Gang, der zu einer Reihe von Zimmern führt; im Theater sind C. die Gänge, welche sich um die Logenreihen hin und herziehen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • corridor — index avenue (route), portal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • corridor — CORRIDOR. s. m. (On prononce Coridor.) Espèce de galerie étroite qui sert de passage pour aller à plusieurs appariemens …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • corridor — passageway, *passage, hall, hallway, gallery, arcade, cloister, aisle, ambulatory …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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