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

Examples of indoor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Public health experts have been recommending indoor masking, in addition to vaccinations, to prevent COVID-19 infections with each wave of infections. Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 11 May 2022 The developments come one week after suburban Cook County arrived at a medium risk level, prompting officials to also recommend indoor masking. Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2022 Until recently, the C.D.C. recommended indoor masking for everyone ages two and up in school settings, including older children who are vaccinated. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 20 Apr. 2022 Other plausible indoor venues include Detroit’s Ford Field and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, in addition to outdoor NFL venues. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2022 The city of Philadelphia, for instance, began enforcing mask wearing Monday for many indoor venues and restaurants as local Covid-19 infection rates rise, particularly affecting crowds attending NBA playoff games. Elizabeth Wolfe And Travis Caldwell, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 The carriers also pointed to mask mandates for restaurants and other indoor venues being lifted. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, 18 Apr. 2022 As the mask mandate remained in place since the beginning of the pandemic, rules in public places like restaurants and indoor venues have since been lifted. Christine Burroni, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2022 Much of America has freshly eschewed masking and flocked back into indoor public venues, at the same time that federal pandemic funds necessary for vaccines, treatments, and tests have dried up. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of indoor

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2022

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“Indoor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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