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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In or into the open; outside.
  • noun The open air.
  • noun An area away from human settlements.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Not inside a house or under covered structure; unprotected; in the open air.
  • noun often preceded by "the" The environment outside of enclosed structures; the natural environment in the open air.

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

  • adverb outside a building
  • noun where the air is unconfined

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    - Allen Smith, 'Expelled from Match.com! How to Get Tossed Off the Popular On-line Dating Site', 2 Sep 2008.

    November 11, 2008