corridor

[ kawr-i-der, -dawr, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ɪ dər, -ˌdɔr, ˈkɒr- /

noun

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Origin of corridor

First recorded in 1585–95; from Middle French, from Upper Italian corridore (Tuscan corridoio ), equivalent to corr(ere) “to run,” (from Latin currere ) + -idore, from Latin -i- + -tōrium noun suffix; see -i-, -tory2

OTHER WORDS FROM corridor

cor·ri·dored, adjectivepre·cor·ri·dor, nounun·cor·ri·dored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corridor

corridor
/ (ˈkɒrɪˌdɔː) /

noun

Word Origin for corridor

C16: from Old French, from Old Italian corridore, literally: place for running, from correre to run, from Latin currere
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