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In or into a house or building.
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adv, adj
(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building
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(ɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz)

in or into a building.
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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.
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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"
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داخِل البَيْت، في الدّاخِلفي الدَّاخِلِ
à l’intérieurà l'intérieur
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)
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[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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˌɪnˈdɔːz] adv (in building) → all'interno; (at home) → in casa; (under cover) → al coperto
to go indoors → rientrare, andar dentro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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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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As soon as he got indoors he put the Serpent down on the hearth before the fire.
For the most part, people gathered round their firesides, with an eye to their suppers, and watched the process of cooking comfortably indoors. The old bare, gray church, situated at some little distance from the village, looked a lonelier object than usual in the dim starlight.
Indoors, and out-of-doors, the awful silence of the Polar desert reigns, for the moment, undisturbed.
She went indoors, collected her music, and saying good-bye to everyone, was about to go.
But she had always rehearsed them indoors, and with certain accessories, which surely we have a right to assume.
She had been staying indoors a good deal, and her complexion had grown delicate.
The great fresh open, after the stupefying warmth indoors, made them behave like wild things.
Either I was being dogged, watched, followed, day and night, indoors and out, or I was the victim of a very ominous hallucination.
The streets were full of people who had worked indoors all through the priceless day and had now come hungrily out to drink the muddy lees of it.
Houses were badly lighted, and there was little to do indoors in the long winter evenings, so the men gathered together and listened while one among them told of love and battle.
Vanstone's paddock; and were humanized and refined by association, indoors, with Mrs.
For the first time they would be alone together indoors, and they would sit there, one on each side of the stove, like a married couple, he in his stocking feet and smoking his pipe, she laughing and talking in that funny way she had, which was always as new to him as if he had never heard her before.