out·​door ˈau̇t-ˌdȯr How to pronounce outdoor (audio)
variants or less commonly outdoors
ˈau̇t-ˈdȯrz How to pronounce outdoor (audio)
: of or relating to the outdoors
: performed outdoors
outdoor sports
: outdoorsy
an outdoor couple
: not enclosed : having no roof
an outdoor restaurant

Examples of outdoor in a Sentence

an outdoor picnic is always at the mercy of the weather, of course
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Word History


out (of) door, out (of) doors

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdoor was in 1748

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Cite this Entry

“Outdoor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoor. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


out·​door ˌau̇t-ˌdō(ə)r How to pronounce outdoor (audio)
variants also outdoors
-ˌdō(ə)rz How to pronounce outdoor (audio)
: of or relating to the outdoors
an outdoor setting
: done outdoors
outdoor games
: having no roof and walls
an outdoor theater

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