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open air

the outdoors.
Origin of open air


[oh-puh n-air] /ˈoʊ pənˈɛər/
existing in, taking place in, or characteristic of the open air; outdoor:
The orchestra gave three open-air concerts last summer.
Related forms
open-airish, adjective
open-airishness, noun
open-airness, noun Unabridged
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  • There is an inexpressible charm in thus living in the open air.
  • It's particularly well-suited for public figures or anyone else comfortable sharing media or observations in the open air.
  • Our own great novelist's work is fresher, healthier perhaps, more of the open air.
  • Polymers can be processed in less stringent conditions--at room temperature and in the open air.
  • These are crops now in the human food supply with seeds free to roam the open air.
  • The rooftop is open air in the summer months and fully enclosed in the winter months.
  • But finally he grasped what sport and the open air meant to his sons, and helped them to the extent of paying for their equipment.
  • These shelters vary from small rectangle open air structures to larger completely enclosed octagons.
British Dictionary definitions for open air

open air

  1. the place or space where the air is unenclosed; the outdoors
  2. (as modifier): an open-air concert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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