corridor

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

noun


Nearby words

  1. corresponding angles,
  2. correspondingly,
  3. corresponsive,
  4. corrida,
  5. corrido,
  6. corridor of uncertainty,
  7. corridors of power,
  8. corrie,
  9. corrie-fisted,
  10. corriedale

Origin of corridor

1585–95; < Middle French < Upper Italian corridore (Tuscan corridoio), equivalent to corr(ere) to run (< Latin currere) + -idore < Latin -i-tōrium; see -i-, -tory2

Related formscor·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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Word Origin and History for corridor

corridor

n.

1590s, from French corridor (16c.), from Italian corridore "a gallery," literally "a runner," from correre "to run," from Latin currere (see current (adj.)). Originally of fortifications, meaning "long hallway" is first recorded 1814.

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