in·​doors ˈin-ˈdȯrz How to pronounce indoors (audio)
: 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 In addition to the public health implications, the unhealthy air from the fires kept some people indoors and changed their spending behavior, such as having groceries delivered rather than going out to buy them in person. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2023 The rehearsal process hit a minor obstacle when L.A. experienced adverse weather conditions and a torrential downpour, which forced rehearsals back indoors, hindering actual time on the Bowl’s stage. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 22 June 2023 In Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., public school outdoor activities, like field days and field trips, were moved indoors or canceled on Thursday. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 8 June 2023 There are plenty of places to install it indoors, but calling in a pro to set it up is recommended. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2023 Onojafe recommends using the quick release to remove the front wheel and keep it indoors, separate from the bike. Christina Sturdivant Sani, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 Dirt and debris from shoes don't stand a chance at making it indoors, thanks to this shoe scraper doormat. Kylee McGuigan, Popular Mechanics, 24 Jan. 2023 When the morning light sneaks between midtown’s skyscrapers, the gilded mosaics of St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue seem to catch the sunshine and toss it indoors, making the recesses and woodwork gleam. Music May 18, Vulture, 18 May 2022 To get flowers to set next year, take the plant outdoors for about three weeks in late summer to early fall, bringing it indoors before temperatures dip into the mid-40s. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indoors was in 1832

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“Indoors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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in·​doors (ˈ)in-ˈdō(ə)rz How to pronounce indoors (audio)
: in or into a building
games to be played indoors
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