from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Variant of outdoors.
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- adv. outdoors
- n. outdoors
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
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.
She liked the simple and the out-of-doors, the horses and the hills, the sunlight and the flowers.
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.
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 .....
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.
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.