- out of doors; in the open air: He's happiest when he's outdoors.
- (used with a singular verb) the world outside of or away from houses; open air: Our whole family likes the outdoors.
Origin of outdoors
Examples from the Web for outdoors
Neither was old enough to be outdoors with a loaded gun within the city limits.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
Outdoors, I ran 100m and 200m, and then long-jumped on occasion.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Uzo Aduba on Her Journey From Track Phenom to Crazy Eyes
June 11, 2014
She compiled a survey for older girls on the outdoors and got almost 2,000 responses in less than two months.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
Like other maskers who have braved the outdoors, he enjoys a turn in the spotlight.The Secret World of Men Who Dress Like Dolls
January 7, 2014
She loves to be outdoors,” Lori says, “She loves to swim and to ride her adaptive bike.The Shutdown’s Human Cost: A Family’s Hopes at NIH Put on Hold
October 12, 2013
A man of outdoors, it was the house caging that was killing him, keeping him back.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The first day he's outdoors he'll go back to that old hole—you'll see!
I'm glad it's so much cooler in the house than it is outdoors.
A monthly magazine of the outdoors that is made for outdoor men and women.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
This class work may be indoors or outdoors, depending on the season or climate.College Teaching
- Also: out-of-doors in the open air; outside
- the world outside or far away from human habitationthe great outdoors
Word Origin and History for outdoors
1817, from outdoor + adverbial genitive. As a noun, "open spaces," recorded from 1857.