[out-dawrz, -dohrz]
out of doors; in the open air: He's happiest when he's outdoors.
(used with a singular verb) the world outside of or away from houses; open air: Our whole family likes the outdoors.

1810–20; earlier out (of) doors

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outdoors (ˌaʊtˈdɔːz)
1.  Also: out-of-doors in the open air; outside
2.  the world outside or far away from human habitation: the great outdoors

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see big as life (all outdoors).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Keep curtains and blinds open to allow natural light in the house as well as to provide a view of the outdoors.
RV camping combines the luxuries of home with the rugged nature of the outdoors.
They can train in the gym during off-hours or outdoors.
Dress boots could be fine, unless you will be strolling around the entire campus outdoors.
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