[out-uh v-dawrz, -dohrz]
- Also out-of-door. outdoor.
- (used with a singular verb) outdoors.
Origin of out-of-doors
First recorded in 1800–10
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Related Wordsbreezy, uncluttered, rustic, garden, outside, mountain, yard, countryside, country, environment, woods, hill, open, patio, out-of-doors, aerial, atmospheric, blowy, exposed, fresh
Examples from the Web for out-of-doors
Then they tried to push me out-of-doors, I resisted; I would not go.The Boy Life of Napoleon
There was the out-of-doors breakfast party, too, on the terrace at Shepheard's.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
This was how I sat in my dream when my father had turned me out-of-doors.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
There is no sense of freedom to-night, no out-of-doors feeling.
Only when she was out-of-doors did she fully realize the strangeness of the night.
- (postpositive) in the open air; outsideAlso: outdoors
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