Definition of corridor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrɪdɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrɪdɔːr//
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrɪdɔːr//
    In school, Trains, House equipment, Types of road
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  1. 1 (North American English also hallway) a long narrow passage in a building, with doors that open into rooms on either side His room is along the corridor. See related entries: In school, House equipment
  2. 2a passage on a train See related entries: Trains
  3. 3a long narrow strip of land belonging to one country that passes through the land of another country; a part of the sky over a country that planes, for example from another country, can fly through see also air corridor
  4. 4a long narrow strip of land that follows the course of an important road or river the electronics industry in the M4 corridor See related entries: Types of road
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as a military term denoting a strip of land along the outer edge of a ditch, protected by a parapet): from French, from Italian corridore, alteration (by association with corridore ‘runner’) of corridoio ‘running place’, from correre ‘to run’, from Latin currere. The current sense dates from the early 19th cent.Extra examples It was interesting to walk the corridors of my old school. Narrow corridors lead off from the main hallway. Portraits line the corridors of the palace. She had considerable influence in the corridors of power. She led us through a maze of hotel corridors to our room. She was a minister with considerable influence in the corridors of power. The corridor links the old part of the hospital with the new. The corridor runs down the middle of the building. The office is just down the corridor on the left. UN troops will secure the land corridor so that food supplies can reach the trapped civilians. a corridor that leads to the kitchen a now-submerged land corridor between northern African and southern Europe the labyrinthine corridors of the building Go along the corridor, turn left, and you’ll see his office in front of you.Idioms (sometimes humorous) the higher levels of government, where important decisions are made
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