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[out-dawr, -dohr] /ˈaʊtˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr/
Also, outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors:
an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
Origin of outdoor
1740-50; out- + door Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then, suddenly, I remembered that I must have outdoor air and exercise.

    Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
  • Mr Verloc reposed characteristically, clad in his outdoor garments.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • When I came back, the outdoor was open, the room full of smoke, and she all alone!

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • They passed an outdoor oven like a little round hill of stones and clay.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • The effect of these outdoor meetings was soon seen all over the State in the rapidly changing sentiment of the man in the street.

British Dictionary definitions for outdoor


(prenominal) taking place, existing, or intended for use in the open air: outdoor games, outdoor clothes Also out-of-door
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for outdoor

1748, from out + door. Out-of-door is from c.1800.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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