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 Bring it indoors for the winter when nighttime temps drop below 50 again. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Care for an Indoor Olive Tree," 22 Dec. 2020 His new path brought him into a circle of friends from the congregants of his church to the community volunteers who spent years trying to bring him indoors. Doug Smith Senior Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Friends mourn man who touched many lives while living in L.A. River encampment," 20 Dec. 2020 The Ravens closed practice to reporters Sunday after moving it indoors. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens QB Lamar Jackson reportedly expected to start vs. Cowboys," 6 Dec. 2020 While smoking is already against the law in common areas like stairwells, many landlords have gone a step further by banning it indoors entirely. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, "Governor warns of further stay-at-home orders; Manson follower's parole is blocked," 1 Dec. 2020 That is preferable to digging the whole plant up and moving it indoors. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, "From one, come many," 18 Oct. 2020 Use it indoors in the winter, then bring it outside and add water for a whole new adventure in the spring! Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "The 26 best toys and gifts for 1-year-olds," 7 Oct. 2020 One reason some people don’t eat meat is that on big farms animals are forced to spend so much time crowded together indoors. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "Is Staying In Staying Safe?," 31 Aug. 2020 Even once off the list, the state epidemiologist must still give additional approval for businesses, churches and other organizations to move back indoors. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "State revises case rate, keeping San Diego County on watch list until at least Tuesday," 17 Aug. 2020

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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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“Indoors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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