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In or into a house or building.


adv, adj
(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building


(ɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz)

in or into a building.


1. 'indoors'

Indoors is an adverb. If you go indoors, you go into a building.

It started to rain, so we went indoors.

If something happens indoors, it happens inside a building.

The children were playing indoors.
2. 'indoor'

Indoor is an adjective used in front of a noun. You use it to describe objects or activities that exist or happen inside a building.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool.
We'll think of some indoor games to play if it's wet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.indoors - within a building; "in winter we play inside"
alfresco, out of doors, outdoors, outside - outside a building; "in summer we play outside"
داخِل البَيْت، في الدّاخِلفي الدَّاخِلِ
inn; inni, innanhúss
ở trong nhà


[ɪnˈdɔːz] ADV [be] → dentro
I like the outside but what's it like indoors?me gusta por fuera, pero ¿cómo es por dentro?
to go indoors (= home) → entrar (en la casa)
we had to stay indoors because of the raintuvimos que quedarnos dentro a causa de la lluvia
Her Indoorsmi media naranja, la parienta (Sp)


[ˌɪnˈdɔːrz] adv
(= inside) → à l'intérieur
They're indoors → Ils sont à l'intérieur.
to go indoors → rentrer
We'd better go indoors → Nous ferions mieux de rentrer.
to stay indoors → rester à l'intérieur
(= at home) → à la maison


advdrin(nen) (inf), → innen; (= at home)zu Hause, zuhause (Aus, Sw); (= into house)ins Haus; what’s the house like indoors?wie sieht das Haus innen aus?; to stay indoorsim Haus bleiben, drinbleiben (inf); go and play indoorsgeh ins Haus or nach drinnen spielen; to go indoorsins Haus gehen, nach drinnen gehen; indoors and outdoorsim und außer Haus, drinnen und draußen, im Haus und im Freien


[ˌɪnˈdɔːz] adv (in building) → all'interno; (at home) → in casa; (under cover) → al coperto
to go indoors → rientrare, andar dentro


(ˈindoː) adjective
used, done etc inside a building. indoor games; an indoor swimming-pool.
ˌinˈdoors adverb
in or into a building. Stay indoors till you've finished your homework; He went indoors when the rain started.


في الدَّاخِلِ uvnitř indendørs drinnen σε εσωτερικό χώρο dentro sisällä à l’intérieur unutra al coperto 屋内で 실내에 binnen innendørs w domu dentro de casa в помещении inomhus ในบ้าน içeride ở trong nhà 室内
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You are too much indoors," she said, striving to relieve the embarrassment of the departure.
The great fresh open, after the stupefying warmth indoors, made them behave like wild things.
But she did not mind; there appeared to be a hundred different things demanding her attention indoors.
We had left Miles indoors, on the red cushion of a deep window seat; he had wished to finish a book, and I had been glad to encourage a purpose so laudable in a young man whose only defect was an occasional excess of the restless.
So two days passed, and there was great trouble indoors.
They have no indoors man, else they do not want for any thing; and Mrs.
she demanded, pulling off her gloves, and displaying fingers wonderfully whitened with doing nothing and staying indoors.
Then they could take off th' edge o' their hunger while they were in their garden an' th, fine food they get indoors 'ud polish off th' corners.
Vanstone's paddock; and were humanized and refined by association, indoors, with Mrs.
But how much greater was his horror, when the phantom taking off the bandage round its head, as if it were too warm to wear indoors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!
Miss Wilson looked doubtfully at him, but, being in haste, went indoors without further comment.
But, putting this aside, tell me, Sancho, hast thou a mind to have another turn at thyself to-night, and wouldst thou rather have it indoors or in the open air?