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outdoor

[out-dawr, -dohr] /ˈaʊtˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr/
adjective
1.
Also, outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors:
an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
2.
Origin of outdoor
1740-1750
1740-50; out- + door
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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

outdoor

/ˈaʊtˈdɔː/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) taking place, existing, or intended for use in the open air: outdoor games, outdoor clothes Also out-of-door
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Word Origin and History for outdoor
adj.

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

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