out-of-door

Definitions

  • Kiln Door Construction with Door Carrier out of Sight
    Kiln Door Construction with Door Carrier out of Sight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj out-of-door located, suited for, or taking place in the open air "outdoor clothes","badminton and other outdoor games","a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"MEN AND BOYS SLUMBER OUT-OF-DOORS EVEN IN THE HOT SUN." "MEN AND BOYS SLUMBER OUT-OF-DOORS EVEN IN THE HOT SUN."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Out-of-door Being out of the house; being, or done, in the open air; suited for the open air; outdoor; as, out-of-door exercise. See Out of door, under Out adv. "Amongst out-of-door delights."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Out-of-door open-air
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.”
  • Lin-Chi
    Lin-Chi
    “The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. úte, út; Goth. ut, Ger. aus, Sans. ud.

Usage

In literature:

Why, except in the height of summer it's hardly ever fit to sit out-of-doors.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
It made a fine, out-of-door room of audience.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
As I grew up I became my father's constant companion; we were always out of doors.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Sleighing, horse racing on the river and skating were the out-of-doors amusements for the winter.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I do pity him; and so that I mightn't see it, wretched creature that I am, I hurried away out of doors.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
For the more casual guests, the rivermen and others, the supper was spread out of doors near the water.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
When the girls returned to the Grange they found the whole party out of doors enjoying afternoon tea on one of the lawns.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
I wish they'd have schools out of doors.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
Some of the women had their wash-tubs out of doors, and were working and gossiping.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It was so fair here out of doors.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The door could not be opened and there did not seem to be another door leading out of the room.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The boy jumped up, and ran out of doors.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Whatever of cooking the people do, and it is very little, is accomplished out of doors.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
He shall go out of doors on to the cool grass and get well again.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
She is fortunate if she can sleep out of doors.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Everything for their comfort and pleasure was to be had without taking the trouble to go out of doors.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
Why don't you talk about Him out of doors?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Early to bed, out-of-door exercise, good plain living, everything to make me so.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Martin burst out of the gloom into the small half-circle of half light that came from the now open alleyway door.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Wolfgang had a horse to ride on, rode first at the riding-school and then a couple of hours each day out of doors.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
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In poetry:

Great friendship here
Turned falsehood out of doors without a fear,
And brought the golden age of dreamers near
For one all too brief year.
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
Of all the places where there's rest
He thought a Public-house was best
Because, should warrants come about,
There's one door in, another out.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
Once, in her dreams, he spoke out clearly, crying,
'I am the murderer, death.
I am the lover who keeps his appointment
At the doors of breath!'
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 10:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
Through the doors and the great high windows
I heard the murmur of prayer,
And the sound of their solemn singing
Streamed out on the sunlit air;
"Life and Nature" by Archibald Lampman
So when the young man said he'd go,
He op'd the door and cried out "O!"
And he fell back most out of breath
And almost scared his girl to death.
"Miss Snow Flake and the Lovers" by Frank Barbour Coffin
She had a name among the children;
But no one loved though someone owned
Her, locked her out of doors at bedtime
And had her kittens duly drowned.
"A Cat" by Edward Thomas

In news:

NBC NATIONAL NEWS — James Chang looked out the window of his parent's Pacific Grove, California home Tuesday morning and saw there was a tiny fawn at the front door.
In King County, home of the historic court fight in the 2004 governor's race between Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi, Republicans say they are taking a page out of Democrats' playbook with an aggressive door-to-door effort.
President Obama can earn a ticket with a chore: two days of door-knocking to help turn out the vote in neighboring Wisconsin.
Supporters who want to spend election night with President Obama can earn a ticket with a chore: two days of door-knocking to help turn out the vote in neighboring Wisconsin.
Gretchen fell victim to one of the latest door-to-door sales scams out there.
Once upon another generation, a visit from a door-to-door salesman held out the possibility of being exposed to a product you otherwise might not have seen.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The latest ordinance proposal to come out of the Metro City Council is an attempt to crack down on door-to-door scams.
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved new rules for door-to-door sales that will protect consumers and make it more difficult for out-of-state companies to exploit youth workers.
As the Nets were preparing their farewell, the Governor of New Jersey was kicking them out the door.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Get the news you need to know before you go out the door with the 11 News Morning Show weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. Palisade residents got a first look Monday at the possible plans to revamp an aging stretch of road.
People who use the library in Union Gap are out of luck come December 14th -- that's when the library is closing its doors for good .
Prep football Out-of-Door Academy eyes first win vs rival Cardinal Mooney .
Cardinal Mooney High School's Alex Sobczak goes airborne for a tackle on Out-of-Door Academy's Evan Wilson as the Thunder host the Cougars Friday in Sarasota PAUL VIDELA/pvidela@bradenton.com.
First Baptist 42, Sarasota -Out-of-Door 21, FINAL.
As masters of procrastination, we're often rushing out the door with just seconds to catch the bus to work or meet our friends.
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In science:

Aq = σ(µ) · δ · ν q − µ · σ (δ · ν q ) . 2 I thank Jordan Ellenberg for pointing out to me that it is important to have Fermat equations defined over total ly real fields, thus opening a door to the use of Hilbert modular forms.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
For example, a firm may lose all of its workers to the competition, and subsequently go out of business (if no one is employed at a firm, no one can recommend others to join, thereby forcing it to close its doors).
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
The consensus is that the study of fluctuations out of equilibrium may open the door to such general theory.
Symmetries in Fluctuations Far from Equilibrium
The institute was closed! Which the taxi driver soon discovered after getting out of the taxi and knocking on the front door.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
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