Outdoors Out"doors`, adv. Out of the house; out of doors; in the open air; abroad. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • outdoors — 1 adverb outside, not inside a building; out of doors: I reckon it s warm enough to eat outdoors this evening. opposite indoors 2 noun the (great) outdoors the countryside far away from buildings and cities: a love of the great outdoors …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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