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out-of-doors

[out-uh v-dawrz, -dohrz] /ˈaʊt əvˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/
adjective
1.
Also, out-of-door. outdoor.
noun
2.
(used with a singular verb) outdoors.
Origin of out-of-doors
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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Examples from the Web for out-of-door
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  • The care-free, wholesome, out-of-door life at Mayberry seemed to suit her.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Often she had been on the point of proposing visits and out-of-door excursions.

    Vikram and the Vampire Richard F. Burton
  • And do you have the same sort of thing on Sundays, for the out-of-door hands?

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • But all his instincts told him that he was made for the out-of-door life.

  • out-of-door men will be pleased to know that he was active physically.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • On the former occasion the out-of-door logic was irresistible.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • Charlie changed the subject, so foreign to his out-of-door interests.

    A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman
  • Only—well, this out-of-door life was a capital thing for anybody.

    A Bookful of Girls

    Anna Fuller
  • Moggs by this time, too, had learned to pitch his voice for an out-of-door multitude.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope
  • While I had out-of-door occupation, I could stand its regular monotony.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
British Dictionary definitions for out-of-door

out-of-door

adjective
1.
(prenominal) another term for outdoor

out-of-doors

adverb, adjective
1.
(postpositive) in the open air; outside Also outdoors
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