Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In the fresh air; outdoors.
  • adjective Taking place outdoors; outdoor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the open air; out of doors: as, to dine al fresco.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the open-air.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Outdoors, open to the atmosphere
  • adverb Outdoors; in fresh air.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb outside a building
  • adjective in the open air

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian al fresco, in the fresh (air) : al, in the (a, to, in from Latin ad; see ad– + il, the, from Latin ille; see al- in Indo-European roots) + fresco, fresh.]

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From Italian al ("at the") + fresco ("cool")

Examples

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  • There is seating on the real "alfresco" dining terrace outside, but what am I, stupid?

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  • There is seating on the real "alfresco" dining terrace outside, but what am I, stupid?

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  • They set out a kind of alfresco area under the trees, since none of them really wanted to be inside, and at any rate, Alberichs little sitting room would have been horribly cramped with all of them crammed into it.

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  • They set out a kind of alfresco area under the trees, since none of them really wanted to be inside, and at any rate, Alberichs little sitting room would have been horribly cramped with all of them crammed into it.

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  • Used to describe a picnic - alfresco lunch. Compare "aldesko" for those who eat their sandwiches in the office.

    December 22, 2007