Definition of outdoors in English:


Syllabification: out·doors
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈdôrz


  • In or into the open air; outside a building or shelter: it was warm enough to eat outdoors
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    • They are a worthy flag for the rest of us odd enough to spend our winters outdoors in the cold.
    • There is simply not enough time to create large ensembles of works outdoors.
    • The animals spend their lives outdoors and are not rounded up every night to sleep in warehouses.


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  • Any area outside buildings or shelter, typically far away from human habitation: a lover of the great outdoors
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    • They streamed out of homes in large numbers seeking the great outdoors with a song on their lips!
    • Three tiger cubs born in Scotland will this week take their first tentative steps into the great outdoors.
    • Now it's time to head to the great outdoors and scale a cliff, shoot some rapids or hike to the peak.

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