variants or out-of-doors

Examples of out-of-door in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as rain goes, Friday’s did not seem notably heavy, and no great determination or stout umbrella seemed needed to defy the drops and venture into the out-of-doors. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking around in the out-of-doors—climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, trail running, mountain biking, bike touring, and just about everything else. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of out-of-door was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Out-of-door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-of-door. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

out-of-door

adjective
-ˈdō(ə)r,
-ˈdȯ(ə)r
variants or out-of-doors
-ˈdō(ə)rz,
-ˈdȯ(ə)rz

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