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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East Dundee officials have approved a gun shop and indoor shooting range for the Terra Business Park. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "East Dundee to get another gun range," 13 July 2018 The flag was taken down at KU and moved to an indoor exhibit at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art on Wednesday after Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and other Republicans called it disrespectful. Katy Bergen, kansascity, "Controversial flag removed at KU is flying in KC Crossroads," 12 July 2018 The Cypress estate sits on nearly 10 acres and offers unique amenities, such as a basketball court, a stable, putting green, indoor/outdoor kitchen and a separate guest house. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Price slashed on former Cypress home of Anna Nicole Smith," 20 June 2018 While concerts would be held completely indoors, the venue would feature a large indoor-outdoor patron terrace overlooking Smale park. Randy Tucker,, "50-foot bar, giant retractable wall are part of designs submitted for new concert venue at The Banks," 29 Mar. 2018 The Athletic Fields Forever project, combined with the field house dedicated in 2008, makes the school home to probably the most state-of-the-art outdoor-indoor combination in Wisconsin. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Facilities upgrades at high schools have been part of renovation revolution," 1 Mar. 2018 The grant is part of a Park and Recreational Facility Construction program, which provides state funding for renovation and construction of indoor recreation areas. Jessie Spangler, Aurora Beacon-News, "Expansion project at Prisco Community Center in Aurora to be completed this month," 9 July 2018 The rule prohibits tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs — in living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and outdoors within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. Vikki Ortiz,, "As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit," 2 July 2018 With the sharpest indoor pool area in AC, a sportsbook would be a nice amenity during the dead of winter. Ed Barkowitz,, "When will each of Atlantic City's nine casinos open sportsbooks?," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of indoor

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indoor was in 1711

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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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