corridor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

corridor (plural corridors)

  1. A narrow hall or passage with rooms leading off it, as in a building or in a railway carriage.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
      There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. [] Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, Death Walks in Eastrepps, chapter 1/1:
      Eldridge closed the despatch-case with a snap and, rising briskly, walked down the corridor to his solitary table in the dining-car.
  2. A restricted tract of land that allows passage between two places.
  3. (military, historical, rare) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.
  4. Airspace restricted for the passage of aircraft.
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    Main Street corridor

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian corridore.

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Noun[edit]

corridor m (plural corridors)

  1. passage, corridor

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: koridor

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