Definition of outdoors in English:

outdoors

adverb

  • In or into the open air; outside a building or shelter:

    ‘it was warm enough to eat outdoors’
    • ‘On the onion bed outdoors deep-digging should be done now, and the soil then allowed to settle.’
    • ‘In the wake of the recent dry weather, the Fire Brigade are appealing to the public to take care with fires outdoors.’
    • ‘You see, he works partly outdoors and partly indoors and has quite a bit of walking to do.’
    • ‘Pupils will be able to take classes outdoors on a seating area where decking has been set up.’
    • ‘The pots were placed outdoors and artificially watered as necessary to keep at approximate field capacity.’
    • ‘On holiday, I aspire to that feeling of health and vitality you get from doing things outdoors.’
    • ‘The larger main barroom, fronted by a large patio, is on the opposite side and faces outdoors.’
    • ‘When placing potted bulbs outdoors, remember that they do not like frost and that excess moisture can cause harm.’
    • ‘However basic the food, it always tastes better outdoors and even better after a long day rafting.’
    • ‘His face was roughened by days outdoors in the chill spring, his hair more unruly than ever.’
    • ‘There is simply not enough time to create large ensembles of works outdoors.’
    • ‘What was hoped was that increased publicity and more temperate weather would encourage families outdoors.’
    • ‘It was a quiet family household, and the man dealt with animals and was outdoors a lot.’
    • ‘He'd planned to move his efforts outdoors but the persistent drizzle prevented that.’
    • ‘He has agreed to oversee guest activities outdoors, but he knows he is no businessman.’
    • ‘North Dakota is too cold to have large gatherings outdoors for nine months out of the year.’
    • ‘Try and find a farm that actually keeps chickens outdoors, and buy the very freshest eggs you can.’
    • ‘They are a worthy flag for the rest of us odd enough to spend our winters outdoors in the cold.’
    • ‘She loved working outdoors and spending time with her family.’
    • ‘The animals spend their lives outdoors and are not rounded up every night to sleep in warehouses.’

noun

usually the outdoors
  • Any area outside buildings or shelter, typically that far away from human habitation:

    ‘a lover of the great outdoors’
    • ‘A joint venture to give disabled people in York and North Yorkshire a taste of the outdoors has kicked off in fine style.’
    • ‘By this time the weather had warmed up nicely and the locals were enjoying the outdoors.’
    • ‘I think she had some special fondness for the Lake District and loved the outdoors.’
    • ‘There is one common requirement, though: a love of the outdoors and a sense of adventure.’
    • ‘Now it's time to head to the great outdoors and scale a cliff, shoot some rapids or hike to the peak.’
    • ‘Finally, if you're deciding when to brave the great outdoors, choose a windy, sunny day.’
    • ‘This provides a great opportunity for you to see nearly everything involved with the outdoors.’
    • ‘For these patients now enjoying the outdoors, the future has promise.’
    • ‘The Spring Clean has proved to be a wonderful experience in the past for people of all ages who love the outdoors.’
    • ‘Enjoy the great outdoors without leaving home - camp out in your own backyard!’
    • ‘Today in every season of the year it serves as an urban oasis where people stroll, chat and enjoy the outdoors.’
    • ‘Most of the campers have never been in the outdoors or away from their own families.’
    • ‘There is an abundance of nature words, probably because the people are so fond of the outdoors.’
    • ‘He enjoyed it as a way to teach people about the environment and how to enjoy the outdoors.’
    • ‘With the summer holidays in full swing, the park is a magnet for youngsters keen to experience the outdoors.’
    • ‘But airmen don't have to hunt or fish to enjoy the great outdoors.’
    • ‘They streamed out of homes in large numbers seeking the great outdoors with a song on their lips!’
    • ‘We've taken the outdoors for granted and now we are in danger of losing it.’
    • ‘Three tiger cubs born in Scotland will this week take their first tentative steps into the great outdoors.’
    • ‘Summer camp is normally a time for playing sports and enjoying the great outdoors.’
    outside, outdoors, out, in the open air, into the open air, al fresco, out of the house
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Pronunciation

outdoors

/aʊtˈdɔːz/