Outdoors



[out-dawrz, -dohrz] /ˌaʊtˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/

adverb
1.
out of doors; in the open air:
He’s happiest when he’s outdoors.
noun
2.
(used with a singular verb) the world outside of or away from houses; open air:
Our whole family likes the outdoors.
adjective
3.
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/ˌaʊtˈdɔːz/
adverb
1.
Also out-of-doors. in the open air; outside
noun
2.
the world outside or far away from human habitation: the great outdoors
adv.

1817, from outdoor + adverbial genitive. As a noun, “open spaces,” recorded from 1857.
see: big as life (all outdoors)

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