in·​door | \ ˈin-ˈdȯr How to pronounce indoor (audio) \

Definition of indoor

1 : of or relating to the interior of a building
2 : living, located, or carried on within a building an indoor sport

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Clean Vibes is a company dedicated to reducing on-site waste at outdoor and indoor events. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "You can get a free ticket to Forecastle by offering up a helping hand," 10 July 2018 There is also a pool and tennis court, two barns, a 3½-acre Grand Prix jumping field, outdoor and indoor riding rings and grass paddocks. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Railroad Chief’s Equestrian Estate Returns for 40% Off," 3 July 2018 One of the biggest trends in outdoor décor is deep, comfortable seating with all the style and finishing of indoor furniture. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "How to bring indoor style to your outdoor entertaining," 26 June 2018 The 271-room hotel features amenities such as a complimentary shuttle service to the airport, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, dining services and a 24-hour fitness center. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit becomes home to Michigan's first Delta Hotel," 5 June 2018 Fenimore, who has two dogs (a German shorthaired pointer named Ivy and a Brittany named Caddo), recommended using outdoor fabrics on indoor furniture. Michelle Higgins, sacbee, "Limit the impact that dogs, cats unleash on orderliness | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 Birch Lane: Memorial Day pre-sale includes up to 60 percent off indoor and outdoor furniture, rugs, lighting and more. Emily Heller, Curbed, "All the best Memorial Day 2018 home goods sales to shop this week," 22 May 2018 The 5-foot-11, 166-pound wide receiver racked up 11 All-America honors in outdoor and indoor track., "Keep up with every episode of's 'Road to the Pros' series," 2 May 2018 The e-commerce shop sells millions of products including outdoor and indoor furniture, home decor, lighting fixtures and appliances in a range of styles from modern to rustic to coastal. Shelby Fleig, USA TODAY, "Wayfair: New shopping holiday 'Way Day' coming April 25," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of indoor

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of indoor

: done, living, located, or used inside a building


in·​door | \ ˈin-ˈdȯr How to pronounce indoor (audio) \

Kids Definition of indoor

: done, used, or belonging within a building an indoor job an indoor pool

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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