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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cutting Gardens - Planning, Planting, Cutting: 10 a.m. Instructor Kathy Whitman will teach when, where and what to plant, and how to create beauty in your garden and bring it indoors. oregonlive, 25 Mar. 2022 New York state has also enacted a statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces, although there’s an exception for cases where everyone indoors is vaccinated. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. . Chris Smith, BGR, 24 Nov. 2021 Sheeran ended up doing it indoors after the couple had dinner. Tomás Mier,, 15 Nov. 2021 First, don't leave your camera in a hot car, and keep it indoors as much as possible. Washington Post, 26 July 2021 Chamber Dance Project had planned for this performance to take place in the Cathedral’s outdoor amphitheater on Saturday, but moved it indoors at the Cathedral on Sunday due to the threat of rain. Washington Post, 17 July 2020 The coronavirus pandemic drove everybody indoors, and the world’s most popular streaming service reaped the benefits last year with powerhouse films like Spenser Confidential, The Old Guard, Project Power, and Hubie Halloween. Travis Bean, Forbes, 4 July 2021 Birdseed is one of their favorite places to hang out, so never store it indoors. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 25 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of indoors

1832, in the meaning defined above

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27 Mar 2022

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“Indoors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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