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[in-dawrz, -dohrz] /ɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/
in or into a house or building:
We stayed indoors during the storm.
Origin of indoors
1780-90; indoor + -s1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for indoors
  • In spring, it provides an ideal environment for hardening off annual flower and vegetable seedlings started indoors.
  • Both the holding areas and the enclosures were indoors.
  • Residents stayed indoors, fearing government punishment after a month of being left more or less to their own devices.
  • The children had retreated indoors to watch television.
  • The cloud was so extensive that in a short time it had spread over the entire area and so thick that it caused darkness indoors.
  • Better still, being electrically powered instead of relying on an internal-combustion engine, they can be used indoors.
  • People will listen, for free, to music that comes out of a stationary box that sits indoors.
  • Brightness is everywhere, indoors and out, in his first novel.
  • They were there to catch and return to the wild a rattlesnake that had slithered indoors.
  • Put your cameras and lenses into a plastic bag and seal them up before you bring them indoors.
British Dictionary definitions for indoors


adverb, adjective
(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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