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[out-dawr, -dohr]
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  1. Also outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
  2. outdoorsy.
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Origin of outdoor

First recorded in 1740–50; out- + door
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Related Words for outdoor

rustic, outside, casual, free, garden, healthful, informal, invigorating, mountain, natural, patio, picnic, unrestricted, woods, yard, alfresco, hilltop, out-of-doors

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British Dictionary definitions for outdoor


  1. (prenominal) taking place, existing, or intended for use in the open airoutdoor games; outdoor clothes Also: out-of-door
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Word Origin and History for outdoor


1748, from out + door. Out-of-door is from c.1800.

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