Definitions for outdoorsˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•doorsˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz(adv.)

  1. out of doors; in the open air.

  2. (n.)(used with a sing. v.) the world outside of or away from houses; open air.

  3. Ref: outdoor .

Origin of outdoors:

1810–20; earlier out (of) doors

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outdoors, out-of-doors, open air, open(adverb)

    where the air is unconfined

    "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"

  2. outside, outdoors, out of doors, alfresco(adverb)

    outside a building

    "in summer we play outside"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outdoors(adverb)ˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz

    ≠ indoors

    Go outdoors and play!

  2. outdoors(noun)ˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz

    nature, natural places, and outdoor activities

    Americans spend less and less time in the outdoors.


  1. outdoors(Noun)

    The environment outside of enclosed structures; the natural environment in the open air.

    She loves the outdoors.

  2. outdoors(Adverb)

    Not inside a house or under covered structure; unprotected; in the open air.

    They went outdoors to light up their cigarettes.


  1. Outdoors

    Any area in or into the open air; outside a building or shelter.

Translations for outdoors

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


outside; not in a building etc

We spend a lot of time outdoors.

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