indoor

[ in-dawr, -dohr ]
/ ˈɪnˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr /

adjective

occurring, used, etc., in a house or building, rather than out of doors: indoor games.

Nearby words

  1. indologist,
  2. indomethacin,
  3. indomitable,
  4. indonesia,
  5. indonesian,
  6. indoor baseball,
  7. indoor soccer,
  8. indoor-outdoor,
  9. indoors,
  10. indophenol

Origin of indoor

1705–15; aphetic variant of within-door, orig. phrase within (the) door, i.e., inside the house

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British Dictionary definitions for indoor

indoor

/ (ˈɪnˌdɔː) /

adjective (prenominal)

of, situated in, or appropriate to the inside of a house or other buildingan indoor tennis court; indoor amusements
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Word Origin and History for indoor

indoor

adj.

1711, from within door (opposed to outdoor); the form indoors is first attested 1799 in George Washington's writings.

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