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out-of-doors

[out-uh v-dawrz, -dohrz]
adjective
  1. Also out-of-door. outdoor.
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noun
  1. (used with a singular verb) outdoors.
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Origin of out-of-doors

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for out-of-door

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for out-of-door

out-of-door

adjective
  1. (prenominal) another term for outdoor
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out-of-doors

adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) in the open air; outsideAlso: outdoors
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