Definition of indoors in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈdôrz/


Into or within a building: they went indoors and explored the building
More example sentences
  • Do you think you have been effective in getting the message out to stay indoors this time?
  • Because I am still off sick I feel duty bound to stay indoors all day and do nothing.
  • By staying indoors you are shutting out the elements that can help you lose weight.
inside, in, within;
in one's home, at home, under the roof


The area or space inside a building: the rain makes indoors feel so warm and safe
More example sentences
  • Britain's biggest seaside resort is putting its faith in the great indoors to secure its future.
  • They were being confined to the indoors, as Deirdre had been for almost two years.
  • It was good to get out of the indoors for more than five minutes, and not need to wear wet weather gear.


Late 18th century (superseding earlier within doors): from indoor.

Words that rhyme with indoors

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse, yaws, yours

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Syllabification: in·doors

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