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

  • adj. Located in, done in, or suited to the open air: badminton and other outdoor games.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated in, designed to be used in, or carried on in the open air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Out of doors; outside of the house; exterior; in the open air: as, outdoor amusements.
  • Not cared for within doors or in a particular house (as a poor-house): as, outdoor paupers.
  • In Cornish pumping-engines, outward: as, the outdoor stroke of the engine.

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

  • adj. pertaining to or concerning the outdoors or outdoor activities
  • adj. located, suited for, or taking place in the open air


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  • 'the outdoor' is the offy, or off-license.

    February 26, 2010