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out-of-doors

[out-uh v-dawrz, -dohrz]
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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-doors

Historical Examples

  • Then they tried to push me out-of-doors, I resisted; I would not go.

    The Boy Life of Napoleon

    Eugenie Foa

  • 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.

  • There is no sense of freedom to-night, no out-of-doors feeling.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Only when she was out-of-doors did she fully realize the strangeness of the night.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for out-of-doors

out-of-doors

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