Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

corridor - definition and synonyms

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Thesaurus diagram

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun [countable]     corridor pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    a long passage inside a building with doors on each side

    a hotel/hospital corridor

    I walked down the corridor to her office.

  2. 2
    a long narrow area of land that people or animals travel through

    A natural corridor at the foot of the Alps.

    1. a.
      used about an area of land that belongs to one country but is surrounded by another

      The supply corridor was closed by officials on Wednesday due to heavy shelling.

quiz invitation

Open Dictionary

patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play