out-of-doors; in the open air:
to dine alfresco.
an alfresco café.
Grab your favorite blanket and pack up these delicious dishes that are perfect for al fresco dining in the park.
A Savory Spring Picnic Jamie & Bobby Deen April 18, 2011
Warned by these objections, Cachita and I have agreed to keep our own counsel, and court in this al fresco way.
The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba Walter Goodman
Then I’m with you, Bagshaw, with all my heart,—and it shall be al fresco.
Stories of Comedy Various
The marriage was to be “al fresco,” as the Limone Limerick repeated several times.
They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
The Papist was elected, there and then, al fresco, without dissent.
Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
“Just as if he were a dog,” thought Nic, as he sat down by his father and began his al fresco dinner.
First in the Field George Manville Fenn
All were delighted, and the Ladakis, in anticipation of the day of rest, arranged an al fresco feast round a great camp-fire.
Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) Sven Hedin
All sat about the table-cloth, Mr. Perrowne said, “For what we are about to receive,” and the al fresco repast began.
Two Knapsacks John Campbell
The entertainments would be of a most popular character,—weather permitting, al fresco.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10 Various
The—— Pardon me till I build a fire for our al fresco collation, and I my driving history will unfold.
Free Air Sinclair Lewis
in the open air
1753, Italian, literally “in the fresh (air).” Italian al represents a contraction of words from Latin ad “to” (see ad-) + ille “that.” Alfresco also meant “painted on plaster that was still fresh or moist” (1764; see fresco).
Al-, one of the United Arab Emirates, on the Gulf of Oman.
a city in N Egypt, near the modern city of Cairo, founded in the 7th century a.d.
. Historical Examples Al-Ghazzali then said: ‹May God add such men as thee to the number of the learned! The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam