in·doors | \ ˈin-ˈdȯrz , (ˌ)in- \

Definition of indoors 

: in or into a building

Examples of indoors in a Sentence

The game will be played indoors. He worked indoors all afternoon. We went indoors when it began to rain.
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During the cooldown period after the heat wave, the differences continued, the researchers said, warning that the effects of a heat wave linger in buildings — and American adults spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Martin Finucane,, "Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can’t think straight," 10 July 2018 Farmshelf sells hydroponic growing systems, bookshelf-like units that come complete with everything needed to grow herbs and vegetables indoors, from seeds and nutrients to the LED lights that provide artificial sunlight. Nicole Zelniker, USA TODAY, "Startup Farmshelf aims to let restaurants, homeowners grow their own veggies," 3 July 2018 But growing your own garden indoors is costly—until today. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Today's Best Deals: Exercise Your Green Thumb," 18 May 2018 In addition, never light fireworks indoors and keep them away from dry grass and other flammable items. Stephanie Petit,, "How to Stay Safe While Setting Off Fireworks This July 4th," 4 July 2018 Residents who smell smoke are advised to head indoors. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "As County Fire rages, what's the risk from breathing? Here's air quality info for the region," 2 July 2018 My mother’s hamburgers were stellar, cooked indoors on special weeknights. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Cheeseburger That Brings the Summer Heat," 29 June 2018 Read More in Logistics BrightFarms is one of several startups looking to capture market share from conventional growers by raising crops indoors. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "BrightFarms Raises $55 Million in New Funding Round," 28 June 2018 Concert will be held indoors in case of bad weather. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Things to do in metro Detroit for the week of June 24 and beyond," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of indoors

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of indoors

: in, inside, or into a building


in·doors | \ ˈin-ˈdȯrz \

Kids Definition of indoors

: in or into a building These games are played indoors.

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