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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /aʊtˈdɔː(ɹ)z/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)z

Etymology 1 edit

From outdoor (adjective) +‎ -s (adverbial genitive suffix),[1] earlier out (of) doors.[2]

Adverb edit

outdoors (not comparable)

  1. Not inside a house or under covered structure; unprotected; in the open air.
    Synonyms: alfresco, (archaic) withoutdoors
    They went outdoors to light up their cigarettes.
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Noun edit

outdoors (uncountable)

  1. (often preceded by "the") The environment outside of enclosed structures.
  2. (often preceded by "the") The natural environment in the open air, countryside away from cities and buildings.
    She loves the outdoors.
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Etymology 2 edit

From outdoor (verb) +‎ -s (third-person suffix).

Verb edit


  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of outdoor

References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “outdoors (adv.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ outdoors”, in Collins English Dictionary.

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Noun edit

outdoors m

  1. plural of outdoor