in·​door | \ˈin-ˈdȯr \

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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As The Sacramento Bee reported, that site is being shut down on Sunday, November 18, and everyone there is being relocated to an indoor shelter at a nearby county fairground. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "California's Fires Lead to School Closings, Poor Air Quality, and Public Service Shutdowns as Death Toll Climbs," 16 Nov. 2018 Each of the domes sits on a wooden terrace equipped with a hot tub and a shed full of wood pre-chopped (obviously) for the indoor fireplace. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "You can rent these modern geodesic domes nestled in a forest," 15 Nov. 2018 The place has 347 rooms, a massive vaulted banquet hall, a museum (which showcases the royal family’s impressive classic car collection), a throne chamber, library, ballroom, indoor swimming pool, and tennis and marble squash courts. Noor Brara, Vogue, "See the Palace Where Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Will Get Married," 13 Nov. 2018 There, a veterinarian led four horses into the indoor ring. Jim Rendon, Marie Claire, "When Female Veterans Return Home," 29 Oct. 2018 Less a bar than a break-off room for smokers and selfie snappers, the indoor greenery speaks to the exotic gardens of the Mediterranean coast and the mountains surrounding nhow Marseille. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "At the Nhow Marseille Hotel in France, Italian Furniture and Local Grit Lead the Design," 22 Oct. 2018 The hotel, which opened in 2007, offers a hot breakfast buffet, included with your room rate, plus access to an indoor pool with a large hot tub and an outdoor pool with a waterslide. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "This Hotel Celebrates Christmas All Year Round Because Holiday Miracles Are Real," 19 Oct. 2018 If electric cars and clean energy aren’t enough to prevent rising oceans, then there’s money to be made in seawalls, indoor agriculture and emergency housing. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Why Google is shutting down Google+, Facebook’s tone-deaf camera device," 9 Oct. 2018 The station included ticket windows and an indoor stairway that passengers used to reach an outdoor platform along the railroad tracks. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Model railroad club still operates in a historic train station hiding in plain sight in the Harbor District," 13 July 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 \

Kids Definition of indoor

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

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