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

  • adv. Variant of outdoors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. outdoors
  • n. outdoors

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv.
  • n. out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost.
  • n. Any location outside of any building, where the air is unconfined; the open air.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as out-of-door.

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

  • adv. outside a building
  • n. where the air is unconfined


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  • No out-of-doors for him that day, he decided, when he had washed the few dishes and put them neatly away; and he wondered how wet Hall was and whether he had succeeded in picking up a deer.

    The Banks of the Sacramento

  • But Saxon was angry with herself, for she had been as frightened as the rest in that wild flight for out-of-doors.


  • Before thrusting out my head, my senses, automatically active, had told me there was nothing there, that nothing intervened between me and out-of-doors, that the aperture of the window opening was utterly empty.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • She liked the simple and the out-of-doors, the horses and the hills, the sunlight and the flowers.

    Chapter XV

  • And whoever ventured out-of-doors that night was slain by the chiefs.


  • The day the powder works blew up at Pinole, breaking every window in the school, he and she had not joined in the panic rush for out-of-doors.


  • We were not admitted to this room, and in the store it was as cold as out-of-doors.

    Chapter 19

  • Do you realize that I devote two hours a day to writing and ten to farming? — my thought-work, my preparation, at night, and when I am out-of-doors .....

    The Jack London Experimental Farm

  • Today, Mr. Royer, a straight shooter with weathered looks that confirm a life lived out-of-doors, is one of the industry's elder statesmen, as well as president of the Heli-Ski U.S. Association.

    Heli-Skiing in Nevada's Ruby Mountains

  • Perhaps you should stay in good touch with the out-of-doors for a while to let your system more slowly get used to the chaos of daily life in the city.

    Post Mission Side Effects - NASA Watch


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