outdoor

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adjective out·door \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr, ˈau̇t-ˈdȯr\
variants: or less commonly

outdoors

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Definition of outdoor

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the outdoors

  2. 2a :  performed outdoors outdoor sportsb :  outdoorsy an outdoor couple

  3. 3 :  not enclosed :  having no roof an outdoor restaurant

Examples of outdoor in a sentence

  1. <an outdoor picnic is always at the mercy of the weather, of course>

Origin and Etymology of outdoor

out (of) door, out (of) doors


First Known Use: 1748



OUTDOOR Defined for English Language Learners

outdoor

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adjective out·door \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr, ˈau̇t-ˈdȯr\

Definition of outdoor for English Language Learners

  • : done, used, or located outside a building


OUTDOOR Defined for Kids

outdoor

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adjective out·door \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr\

Definition of outdoor for Students

  1. 1 :  used, being, or done outside an outdoor table outdoor sports

  2. 2 :  preferring to spend time in the open air an outdoor person



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