Meaning of “indoor” in the English Dictionary

"indoor" in British English

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indooradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌɪnˈdɔːr/ us /ˌɪnˈdɔːr/

A2 happening, used, or existing inside a building:


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  • The indoor flower market is a big tourist attraction.
  • He has vaulted 6.02 m in indoor competitions this year.
  • These slippers are just for indoor wear - you'll ruin them if you wear them in the garden.
  • I always thought cyclamen was an indoor plant, but this is the tougher, outdoor variety.
  • He's gone to play indoor football with his mates at the leisure centre.

(Definition of “indoor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indoor" in American English

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indooradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɪnˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr/

happening, used, or being inside a building:

indoor sports
indoor plumbing
an indoor swimming pool
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˌɪnˈdɔrz, -ˈdoʊrz/

Come indoors, it’s cold outside.

(Definition of “indoor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)