outdoor

[out-dawr, -dohr]
adjective
1.
Also, outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.

Origin:
1740–50; out- + door

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outdoor (ˈaʊtˈdɔː)
 
adj
(prenominal) Also: out-of-door taking place, existing, or intended for use in the open air: outdoor games; outdoor clothes

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outdoor
1748, from out + door. Out-of-door is from c.1800. The adv. outdoors is attested from 1817; as a noun, meaning "open spaces," the word is recorded from 1857. Outdoorsman "one who likes outdoors activities" is from 1958.
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Example sentences
And one wall of the rehearsal room lifts open to create an indoor-outdoor space, with the wall serving as its awning.
Nevertheless, outdoor-film season is beginning this weekend.
However, it is still strictly an outdoor-only grill, as the heating element can be dangerous in enclosed places.
Wires running underground from the outdoor boxes open and close valves in the
  water lines.
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