Outsiding : Participating in an activity, such as exercising, relaxing, or eating outside.

Outsiding: the Official Definition

\ aůt – sdī – iŋ \


  1. The act or activity of being outside
    The family made of list of possible outsiding for the summer, including picnics, swimming, camping and races.
  1. A lifestyle that is centered on activities and time spent in the open air
    With all their outsiding, they were lithe, tan and very healthy.
  1. A sense of oneness with the open air, both mentally and physically
    She said outsiding was her meditation, whether walking, running or just sitting and taking in the beauty of nature.
  1. Great fondness for the outdoors
    He called himself a fanatic in the fine art of outsiding and would never consider going back to an office job.
  1. An emotional state showing preference for time in the open air, away from buildings and internal living
    Even in his cubicle, surrounded by electronics, his thoughts were on outsiding, and where he would spend his upcoming vacation.

Verb (used without an object)

  1. Spending time in the open air
    She is outsiding right now, but will be back in the office soon.
  1. Participating in an activity, such as exercising, relaxing or eating outside
    The two of them had a competitive relationship, each focused on outsiding for a longer period of timed than the other.
  1. Feeling at one with open spaces
    The children went outsiding for hours on end, spending entire days in the woods, away from the warring relatives.
  1. Grabbing with gusto for all the time possible spent in the open air
    “I am o-u-t-s-i-d-i-n-g,” she cried with glee. “That awful supervisor will never find me here!”

Verb (used with object)

  1. Spending time outside with others
    I am outsiding the kids for the weekend, hoping to work off some of their energy.
  1. Participating in activities in the open air with another person or animal
    She is outsiding the dog for a long walk along the trail.
  1. Going to a specific outdoor venue
    He is outsiding friends at the bistro with the low carb entrees, the one with the outside seating.


  1. An external experience, one that is enjoyed in the open air; not in a building
    It was an entirely outsiding event, with no concern about a little rain.
  2. A common way for people who enjoy the outdoor experience to express approval
    It was so outsiding! The food was great and we played Frisbee for hours.
  1. Superb, incredible
    I used a paddleboard for the first time. What an outsiding kind of day!
  2. Healthy and fit
    You can tell she exercises a lot, she’s got an outsiding physique.

Related forms

Unoutsiding, adjective—a way to describe someone who prefers indoor activities; another way to say that a person is sedentary

Origin and etymology of outsiding

First recorded use around 1630 in England, a combination of out + side: “out” meaning “into public notice” and “side” meaning “flank,” “edge” or “shore.”

First use of “outsiding” around 2017 in Arizona, a combination of out + side + ing.

Originally used by parents to get children out of the house and away from the computer by making the physical world sound more enticing than virtual reality. Soon adopted by spouses as a way to get spectator sports fanatics away from the television and off the couch. The purpose of the word is to make participation in actual sports and events in the open air sound as appealing as watching them on TV programs and streaming media.

Outsiding synonyms

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Hopping
  • Hitting balls
  • Shooting hoops
  • Picnicking
  • Grilling
  • Patioing
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Boating 

Outsiding antonyms

  • Couch potatoing
  • Gaming
  • Missing life