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Definition of outdoors

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of outdoors (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for outdoors

Synonyms: Adverb

  • alfresco,
  • out,
  • outside

Synonyms: Noun, plural in form but singular in construction

  • nature,
  • open,
  • open air,
  • out-of-doors,
  • wild,
  • wilderness

Examples of outdoors in a Sentence

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First Known Use of outdoors

circa 1729, in the meaning defined above

Noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Outdoors definition is – outside a building : in or into the open air. How to use outdoors in a sentence.

Outdoor vs. Outdoors

Situated in, designed to be used in, or carried on in the open air. from 18th c.

Pertaining to charity administered or received away from, or independently from, a workhouse or other institution. from 19th c.

To publicly display a child after it has been named

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

“They went outdoors to light up their cigarettes.”

The environment outside of enclosed structures.

The natural environment in the open air, countryside away from cities and buildings.

“She loves the outdoors.”

done, situated, or used out of doors

“a huge outdoor concert”

fond of the open air or open-air activities

“a rugged, outdoor type”

in or into the open air; outside a building or shelter

“it was warm enough to eat outdoors”

any area outside buildings or shelter, typically that far away from human habitation

“a lover of the great outdoors”

Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.; as, outdoor exercise; outdoor relief; outdoor patients.

Out of the house; out of doors; in the open air; abroad.

located, suited for, or taking place in the open air;

“badminton and other outdoor games”

“a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding”

pertaining to or concerning the outdoors or outdoor activities;

“outdoor education is the area of teacher training concerned with training for outdoor activities”

where the air is unconfined;

“he wanted to get outdoors a little”

“the concert was held in the open air”

“camping in the open”

outside a building;

“in summer we play outside”

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Outdoor vs. Outdoors Situated in, designed to be used in, or carried on in the open air. from 18th c. Pertaining to charity administered or received away from, or independently from, a