[in-dawrz, -dohrz]


in or into a house or building: We stayed indoors during the storm.

Origin of indoors

1780–90; indoor + -s1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for indoors

Contemporary Examples of indoors

Historical Examples of indoors

  • He followed me indoors, saying that he would go to bed, too.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • In a few minutes he followed her indoors, as the ground was getting damp.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Everybody is to be indoors by nine o'clock and the cafés are to be closed at eight.

  • As she hurried now indoors she happened to meet Bridget on the stairs.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • My mother swept me indoors, loading me with reproaches as we went.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for indoors


adverb, adjective

(postpositive) inside or into a house or other building
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