in·​doors | \ ˈin-ˈdȯrz How to pronounce indoors (audio) , (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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Recent Examples on the Web Despite being advised by doctors to remain indoors from the age of 3, Hazel made a film and delivered a series of high school speeches to raise awareness of XP. Joelle Goldstein,, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Respond After Camila Cabello Steals Pencil from Kensington Palace," 26 Nov. 2019 Sprayers should also be stored indoors, as any water in the valves can freeze and ruin the sprayer. Tim Johnson,, "Watering doesn’t end with fall, but irrigation systems need to be winterized," 5 Nov. 2019 To counter the spread of the Toxoplasma parasite, humans can keep their cats indoors, properly dispose of waste, and prevent their pets from killing potentially infected birds and rodents. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Parasite Spread by House Cats Is Killing California’s Sea Otters," 30 Aug. 2019 Shelter in place directive lifted; residents advised to stay indoors as a precaution; Call 911 if man matching description seen — Regis University (@RegisUniversity) November 12, 2019 Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Tom Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Regis opens normally Tuesday after Monday evening gun scare," 12 Nov. 2019 Some narcissus, known as paperwhites, will bloom indoors without having to go through a cold period in dark storage. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Get the most out of this warm November for your lawn and garden," 7 Nov. 2019 The traffic in Haryana was light as most people remained indoors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2 Indian states hold elections; Modi’s party expected to win," 21 Oct. 2019 The man that sent Green Township residents indoors and prompted a soft lockdown at three schools Thursday was found three miles away from where a SWAT team responded to his home. Madeline Mitchell,, "SWAT spends 2 hours at a Green Township home. Suspect they wanted gets arrested 3 miles away," 17 Oct. 2019 The new Pixel Buds feature a true wireless design, and Google says Bluetooth range will cross three rooms indoors (rather vague) and a fully football field outside (360 feet). Jon Phillips, PCWorld, "Google takes a second stab at Pixel Buds with a true wireless design," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of indoors

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indoors was in 1832

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6 Dec 2019

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“Indoors.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of indoors

: in, inside, or into a building


in·​doors | \ ˈin-ˈdȯrz How to pronounce indoors (audio) \

Kids Definition of indoors

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

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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