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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The home is perfect for people who love indoor-outdoor living concepts. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Orlando Bloom's House Is Being Sold by the Cast of 'Selling Sunset'," 5 Apr. 2019 This indoor children's play facility in the University Center mall on Old Seward Highway in Anchorage had its last day March 31. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Open & Shut: A new bike shop in an old fire station, and Paris Cafe relocates," 7 Apr. 2018 Stimpson's wish list includes a new indoor facility for basketball and volleyball, which could house up to 12 courts. Mark Heim,, "Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson on Senior Bowl, BayBears, facilities, stadium and youth sports," 3 Apr. 2018 The building will house two expansive exhibition spaces, free studios for dozens of artists as well as the island’s first indoor, public cafe. ... Irene Plagianos, WSJ, "On Governors Island, a Munitions Warehouse Becomes a Cultural Hub," 24 Mar. 2019 The four best indoor, outdoor and doorbell security camera available now., The Seattle Times, "Best home security cameras for 2018," 27 Nov. 2018 Amenities include six golf courses; three swimming pool complexes, including two indoors; indoor tennis courts; nine restaurants; and two spas. New York Times, "Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options," 6 July 2018 Lyra is housetrained, but enjoys an indoor/outdoor environment to get a wide range of scents. Peggy Calhoun, idahostatesman, "Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lyra," 25 June 2018 Zerns, an indoor, year-round market open only on Fridays and Saturdays, comes with a hefty price tag: $4.5 million, according to its realty listing. Katie Park,, "92 years in, Zerns Farmer's Market says it will fold in September," 25 June 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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