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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
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  • And one wall of the rehearsal room lifts open to create an indoor-outdoor space, with the wall serving as its awning.
  • Wires running underground from the outdoor boxes open and close valves in the water lines.
  • The virility of his enthusiasm is best shown in his delight in outdoor life.
  • Also included is his interest and experience in other forms of teaching, such as outdoor or nature education.
  • There are a ton of parks and outdoor activities to do, and there are some pretty decent restaurants too.
  • Rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, and splendid lakes offer countless outdoor activities.
  • It still has outdoor discount racks where you can find almost anything that isn't valuable enough to put on the inside shelves.
  • Rousing at outdoor rallies, in a small group he is disarmingly casual, even beguiling.
  • 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.
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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