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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The regular season consisted of each team playing seven Allied Softball games indoors. Craig Clary,, "Catonsville High hosts 14 Baltimore County teams at first Allied Softball tournament," 11 May 2018 Dog owners should keep their dogs indoors or behind a fence, away from the door where a delivery is made, or leashed. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "'My dog won't bite.' Charlotte mail carriers know different, stats show. | Charlotte Observer," 3 Apr. 2018 These slippers, by Tempur-Pedic, are made with a sturdy sole so that they can be worn indoors (or outdoors). Instyle Staff,, "8 Luxurious Valentine's Day Gifts for Expectant Mothers," 12 Feb. 2018 The ideal place to be for an anxious dog to be is indoors, in a familiar place, with you. Southern Living, "How to Keep Dogs Calm During Fireworks," 3 July 2018 As temperatures rise in the desert, kids and families count on finding things to do that are indoors with cool air-conditioning, involve water, or are in the early morning hours of after the sun goes down. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix this June: Westgate, Phoenix Art Museum, movie nights," 1 June 2018 The pastor said he was told in early March, however, that the church wouldn’t be to have worship services indoors, or otherwise hold assemblies of any type in the building, until the sprinkler system upgrade. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Parishioners 'still standing' after legal fight; Markham church celebrates opening," 20 May 2018 Read about six fun things to do around New Orleans this weekend (all of which are indoors). Jennifer Larino,, "New Orleans is in for a freezing cold weekend. See forecasted lows.," 12 Jan. 2018 Try to keep your pets indoors at all times during celebrations. Karen Pearlman,, "SD Humane Society offering free microchipping for dogs and cats," 7 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 How to pronounce indoors (audio) \

Kids Definition of indoors

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

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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