Definition of indoors in English:

indoors

adverb

  • Into or within a building.

    ‘they went indoors and explored the house’
    • ‘With the colder weather she moved indoors and blatantly smoked in front of us.’
    • ‘Never mind that if our building didn't crumble, we'd have to survive for weeks indoors.’
    • ‘For most of them, these games at Perth were their first-ever matches indoors.’
    • ‘He then has to spend five months indoors to reduce the chances of infection.’
    • ‘Finally, bring a good book and a good cook and attempt to stay indoors that week.’
    • ‘By staying indoors you are shutting out the elements that can help you lose weight.’
    • ‘Do you think you have been effective in getting the message out to stay indoors this time?’
    • ‘I have to say that baseball caps in general and men wearing hats indoors are two things that do irritate me.’
    • ‘Dry cows and in-calf heifers will suffer no loss from a couple of weeks indoors.’
    • ‘He punches spy holes in the wooden shutters so when he is indoors he can look out whether he is sitting or standing.’
    • ‘Because I am still off sick I feel duty bound to stay indoors all day and do nothing.’
    • ‘He must now spend three weeks in a special isolation unit then five months indoors when he returns home to avoid risk of infection.’
    • ‘Seedlings too can been grown successfully in trays indoors and planted out at the end of March.’
    • ‘Our house was freezing and my mother wore an overcoat and fur-lined boots indoors as well as out.’
    • ‘Whenever I'm indoors I always wait at the corner of corridors and peep round.’
    • ‘They raided his home after he told officers that he had many other weapons indoors.’
    • ‘What with water problems indoors and the horrid wet weather outdoors, it's been a shut-in day once more.’
    • ‘That need is greater than ever in a society which likes to keep children indoors, under supervision.’
    • ‘You should go and watch them if the snow isn't keeping you indoors.’
    • ‘And suppose, being banged up indoors all day, they couldn't afford to pay the mortgage?’
    inside, indoors, into the interior, into the building, into the house, into the room, within
    View synonyms

noun

  • The area or space inside a building.

    ‘the rain makes indoors feel so warm and safe’
    • ‘Britain's biggest seaside resort is putting its faith in the great indoors to secure its future.’
    • ‘The howling sent numerous shivers down his spine but he carried on, eager to reach the warmth of the indoors.’
    • ‘The point of pub sports is, of course, that they're played in the cosy indoors, with a pint of ale to hand.’
    • ‘It was good to get out of the indoors for more than five minutes, and not need to wear wet weather gear.’
    • ‘They were being confined to the indoors, as Deirdre had been for almost two years.’
    present, home, at home
    View synonyms

Origin

Late 18th century (superseding earlier within doors): from indoor.

Pronunciation

indoors

/ɪnˈdɔːz/