outdoor

adjective out·door \ ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr , ˈau̇t-ˈdȯr \
variants: or less commonly outdoors play \ˈau̇t-ˌdȯrz, ˈau̇t-ˈdȯrz\

Definition of outdoor

1 :of or relating to the outdoors
2 a :performed outdoors
  • outdoor sports
b :outdoorsy
  • an outdoor couple
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

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Origin and Etymology of outdoor

out (of) door, out (of) doors

outdoor Synonyms



OUTDOOR Defined for English Language Learners

outdoor

adjective

Definition of outdoor for English Language Learners

  • : done, used, or located outside a building


OUTDOOR Defined for Kids

outdoor

adjective out·door \ ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr \

Definition of outdoor for Students

1 :used, being, or done outside
  • an outdoor table
  • outdoor sports
2 :preferring to spend time in the open air
  • an outdoor person


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