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out of doors

1. adjective An old-fashioned way of saying "outdoors," that is, outside of a building in the open air. We sent the children out of doors to play.
2. noun The outside; the outdoors. Often hyphenated. After being cooped up in my cubicle all week, it feels great to spend some time in the out-of-doors.
See also: door, of, out

out of ˈdoors

in the open air; outdoors: You should spend more time out of doors in the fresh air.
See also: door, of, out
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This outdoor education also occurred in the out-of-doors and away from the classroom, but the focus was on learning about the outdoors from the perspective of the particular subject; in other words, for science, learning about nature and natural (scientific) processes.
Almost all the portraits depict children full-length and out-of-doors, illustrating parallels between raising children by the new method and taming nature, as one might in an English garden.
Women respond to the aroma of flowers, men respond to the odors of the out-of-doors, to leather and fresh scents.
Everything you could possibly need for a range of fresh-air activities could be found at this gathering - a sporting event for the entire family in the real out-of-doors, delightfully situated in 60 beautiful acres of woods and water.
It became impossible for him to set foot out-of-doors in New York for lunch or shopping.
"Some people decide the goal is to get to the top of the mountain, or whatever," Henderson said, "and the goal really should just be get out there and enjoy the out-of-doors."
It's the memories of the hunts; the savvy gleaned; the deep-rooted values that a life spent out-of-doors has brought me, that means much more to me than the pile of antlers that are collecting dust in my attic.
In Revolutionary days, when people objected to decisions made in official chambers, they decided things on their own "out-of-doors" or "out-of-chambers," as they said at the time.
"Summer is just around the corner and our focus is on gardening and out-of-doors activities such as golf or cycling.
Impressionists often painted en plein air, or "out-of-doors," to capture the fleeting effects of light.
Bursting with colorful photos and loads of exciting activities, author Joe Rhatigan offers 80 ways to have an adventure in the out-of-doors. Kids will enjoy the games and illustrated activities, teachers will appreciate the creative lesson plans, and parents will see their kids learn about the environment by actively investigating it.
Using AMERICAN FORESTS' GIS software, CITYgreen, students are taking classroom lessons on the financial value of trees for air and water quality out-of-doors with community service projects that plant and grow new tree canopies on their school campuses and in their communities.
The warmer sunnier summers of recent years have persuaded many gardeners to invest in more garden furniture so as to be able to enjoy pleasant out-of-doors occasions.
He loved the out-of-doors, and worked tirelessly at the community club where his family grew up in St.
A DB resistor to suppress the DC bus voltage was unacceptable to the customer, because the machine is often installed out-of-doors and in environments where it is exposed to explosive grain dust.