out-of-doors

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

out-of-doors (comparative more out-of-doors, superlative most out-of-doors)

  1. outdoors; outside.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 29:
      Besides the jar of contrast there came to her a chill self-reproach that she had not returned sooner, to help her mother in these domesticities, instead of indulging herself out-of-doors.

Noun[edit]

out-of-doors

  1. outdoors

Adjective[edit]

out-of-doors (comparative more out-of-doors, superlative most out-of-doors)

  1. (archaic) Primarily in the open rather than under the cover of habitation.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 270:
      Three children, with the rich brown and richer crimson colour, and the bright black eyes which mark a southern extraction, were rolling on the grass at a little distance; and close beside the fire were seated two men, with red kerchiefs knitted round their close-curled dark hair. There was something in the complexions and the out-of-doors life that at once carried the Italians back to their own country.