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outdoor

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adjective out·door \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr; ˈau̇t-ˈ\

Simple Definition of outdoor

  • : done, used, or located outside a building

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outdoor

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the outdoors

  2. 2 a :  performed outdoors <outdoor sports> b :  outdoorsy <an outdoor couple>

  3. 3 :  not enclosed :  having no roof <an outdoor restaurant>

Examples of outdoor in a sentence

  1. <an outdoor picnic is always at the mercy of the weather, of course>



Variants of outdoor

also outdoors play \-ˌdōrz, -ˌdȯrz; ˈau̇t-ˈ\

Origin of outdoor

out (of) door, out (of) doors


First Known Use: 1748



OUTDOOR Defined for Kids

outdoor

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adjective out·door \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr\

Definition of outdoor for Students

  1. 1 :  used, being, or done outside <an outdoor table> <outdoor sports>

  2. 2 :  preferring to spend time in the open air <an outdoor person>





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