Definition of out of doors in US English:

out of doors


  • In or into the open air.

    ‘food tastes even better out of doors’
    • ‘The safety order was granted for three months until June 11 and also bans the nine-year-old from being out of doors between 8pm and 7am.’
    • ‘If you're nearby and able to venture out of doors, however, you might want to come by this conference.’
    • ‘It's intended primarily for use in the car, and out of doors, allowing me to make audio notes from the inspiration particles that hit me when I'm unable to reach for pencil and paper.’
    • ‘I was acclimatizing myself to being out of doors.’
    • ‘It was a truly beautiful day today, with plenty of sun, blue sky, fluffy white clouds, spring flowers together with the very earliest of bright summer blooms and everything that calls you out of doors.’
    • ‘And, with the nicest August weather DC residents could possibly ask for, I'm distracted by the out of doors.’
    • ‘The promoters advise that the secret of avoiding food poisoning is no secret at all - it lies in good hygiene practice in kitchens and out of doors where food is prepared and cooked.’
    • ‘I was very, very nervous to venture out of doors on the bike.’
    • ‘The fact the scene was unfolding out of doors, in a public area, with little cover or way of hemming the suspect in, also made the scenario much more difficult to handle, he said.’
    • ‘The play takes on a particular resonance when it is acted out of doors.’
    outside, outdoors, out, in the open air, into the open air, al fresco, out of the house
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out of doors

/ˈˌoud əv ˈdô(ə)rz/