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

  • adv. In or into the open; outside: walking outdoors for fresh air.
  • n. The open air.
  • n. An area away from human settlements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Not inside a house or under covered structure; unprotected; in the open air.
  • n. The environment outside of enclosed structures; the natural environment in the open air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Out of the house; out of doors; in the open air; abroad.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Out of doors; out of the house; in the open air; abroad.
  • n. The outer air or outer world beyond the limits of the house.

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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