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out·doors

 (out-dôrz′) also out-of-doors (out′əv-dôrz′)
adv.
In or into the open; outside: walking outdoors for fresh air.
n.
1. The open air.
2. An area away from human settlements.

outdoors

(ˌaʊtˈdɔːz)
adv
Also: out-of-doors in the open air; outside
n
the world outside or far away from human habitation: the great outdoors.

out•doors

(ˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz)

adv.
1. out of doors; in the open air.
n.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the world outside of or away from houses; open air.
adj.
[1810–20; earlier out (of) doors]

outdoors

outdoor
1. 'outdoors'

Outdoors is an adverb. If something happens outdoors, it does not happen inside a building.

He spent a lot of his time outdoors.
School classes were held outdoors.

When someone goes out of a building, you don't usually say that they go 'outdoors'. You say that they go outside.

2. 'outdoor'

Outdoor is an adjective used in front of a noun. You use it to describe things or activities that exist or happen in the open air, rather than inside a building.

There is also an outdoor play area.
If you enjoy outdoor activities, this is the trip for you.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outdoors - where the air is unconfinedoutdoors - where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
exterior, outside - the region that is outside of something
Adv.1.outdoors - outside a buildingoutdoors - outside a building; "in summer we play outside"
indoors, inside - within a building; "in winter we play inside"

outdoors

adverb outside, out of doors The ceremony was being held outdoors.
Translations
فِي الْعَرَاءِفي الهَواء الطَّلْق، في الخارِج
venku
udendørs
ulkonaulosluontoulkoilma
na zraku
kinn
úti, undir beru lofti
屋外で
옥외에서
ao ar livrea céu aberto
mimo domu
na prostem
utomhus
ข้างนอก
açık havadaev/bina dışında
ở ngoài trời

outdoors

[ˈaʊtˈdɔːz]
A. ADV
1. (= outside) → fuera
go and play outdoorsid a jugar fuera
to go outdoorssalir fuera
outdoors, there are three heated swimming poolsafuera, hay tres piscinas climatizadas
2. (= in the open air) [exercise, bathe] → al aire libre; [sleep] → al raso
B. Ncampo m abierto
the great outdoors (hum) → la naturaleza

outdoors

[ˌaʊtˈdɔːrz]
adv (= outside) → en plein air
The ceremony was being held outdoors → La cérémonie se tenait en plein air.
to be outdoors → être dehors
to eat outdoors → manger dehors
n
the outdoors → le plein air
the great outdoors → le grand air
Life in the great outdoors isn't supposed to be luxurious → La vie au grand air n'est pas supposée être luxueuse.

outdoors

adv live, play, sleepdraußen, im Freien; to go outdoorsnach draußen gehen, rausgehen (inf); go outdoors and playgeh draußen spielen
n the great outdoors (hum)die freie Natur

outdoors

[ˌaʊtˈdɔːz]
1. adv (go) → fuori; (live, sleep) → all'aria aperta
2. nsg the great outdoorsl'aria aperta

outdoor

(ˈautdoː) adjective
done, for use etc outside, not in a building. outdoor shoes.
outˈdoors adverb
outside; not in a building etc. We spend a lot of time outdoors.

outdoors

فِي الْعَرَاءِ venku udendørs draußen υπαίθρια al aire libre ulkona à l’extérieur na zraku all’aperto 屋外で 옥외에서 buiten ute na wolnym powietrzu ao ar livre под открытым небом utomhus ข้างนอก açık havada ở ngoài trời 在户外

outdoors

a. al aire libre; externo-a;
adv. afuera de la casa.

outdoors

n aire m libre
References in classic literature ?
It was dark up above; they could not afford any light; also it was nearly as cold as outdoors.
She said he was always thinking and thinking, since these troubles come on, and she allowed he didn't more'n about half know what he was about when the thinking spells was on him; and she said he walked in his sleep considerable more now than he used to, and sometimes wandered around over the house and even outdoors in his sleep, and if we catched him at it we must let him alone and not disturb him.
No, I didn't forget; but it's as dark as Egypt outdoors.
You were crazy to act so badly and get thrown outdoors," remarked Bungle, as they renewed their journey.
She and Diana fairly lived outdoors, reveling in all the delights that Lover's Lane and the Dryad's Bubble and Willowmere and Victoria Island afforded.
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.
At the corners of four streets he hands his pasteboard to the North Wind, footman of the mansion of All Outdoors, so that the inhabitants thereof may make ready.
I mean living--doing the things you want to do: playing outdoors, reading (to myself, of course), climbing hills, talking to Mr.
Charles the Second declared a man could stay outdoors more days in the year in the climate of England than in any other.
He held the lantern over a prone form of a man, apparently fully dressed for outdoors.
Kristina Lambert, Wright Brand Senior Director of Marketing, stated: "The FLW Outdoors Partnership allows Wright Brand Bacon to connect with a passionate group of fans.
Pat Dye has traded in his coaching shoes for a pair of hunting ones as he focuses on his love for the outdoors.