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

  • adj. Outdoor: an open-air concert.

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  • adj. Taking place outdoors; alfresco

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Taking place in the open air; outdoor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Outdoor; conducted or taking place in the open air; al fresco: as, open-air exercises; open-air sports; open-air life.

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

  • adj. in the open air
  • n. where the air is unconfined


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  • These open-air dance halls became the scene of “thousands of girls who are seized with such madness for dancing that they spend every night in the dance halls and the picnic parks,” as one observer put it.

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  • We took in scenery that included a dilapidated building branded "The Roadhouse," the hard scrabble remains of old gravel pits, a circle of empty open-air jeeps painted in camouflage colors, and a string of steel electric towers that stretched out to the horizon.

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  • Inside, the open-air shopping mall offers over 100 stores, ranging from Saks and Nieman Marcus to Lanvin and Jimmy Choo.

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  • At night, the same movie was shown on an open-air screen on the ship's fantail for the troops.

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  • The open-air Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market is a seasonal artistic hub with approximately 100 local vendors.

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  • The civet, the coffee beans, and ultimately the coffee itself rings load and clear in memory of a day last year while sitting in an open-air coffee hut in Bali where the “Kopi Luwak” coffee bean was cultivated, roasted, and sold to the entire world.

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  • At night, and when you want to go directly to your destination, get a taxi or one of the open-air pulmonías.

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  • It's 1999, and Bournemouth beach is proclaimed as the very best in the country for open-air sex.

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  • Dr. Subramaniam is indeed a registered physician: His South Indian mother, a musician, wanted him to have a solid academic qualification even though he'd been a child prodigy who had once performed solo, at age 6, before an audience of thousands at an open-air music festival.

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  • Several thousand attended the open-air screening in the desert, she says.

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