Definitions for windowˈwɪn doʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. window(noun)

    a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

  2. window(noun)

    a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

  3. window(noun)

    a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material

  4. window(noun)

    an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function

    "he could see them through a window in the trees"

  5. window(noun)

    the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something

    "the expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves"; "they had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded"

  6. windowpane, window(noun)

    a pane of glass in a window

    "the ball shattered the window"

  7. window(noun)

    an opening in a wall or screen that admits light and air and through which customers can be served

    "he stuck his head in the window"

  8. window(noun)

    (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen


  1. Window(n.)

    a period of time in which some activity may be uniquely possible, more easily accomplished, or more likely to succeed; as, a launch window for a mission to Mars.

  2. Window(n.)

    (Computers) a region on a computer display screen which represents a separate computational process, controlled more or less independently from the remaining part of the screen, and having widely varying functions, from simply displaying information to comprising a separate conceptual screen in which output can be visualized, input can be controlled, program dialogs may be accomplished, and a program may be controlled independently of any other processes occurring in the computer. The window may have a fixed location and size, or (as in modern Graphical User Interfaces) may have its size and location on the screen under the control of the operator.

  3. Origin: [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. . See Wind, n., and Eye.]


  1. window(Noun)

    An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.

  2. window(Noun)

    An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.

  3. window(Noun)

    A period of time when something is available.

  4. window(Noun)

    A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.

  5. window(Verb)

    To furnish with windows.

  6. window(Verb)

    To place at or in a window.

    Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see / Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down / His corrigible neck? uE00062077uE001 Shakespeare.

  7. Origin: From vindauga, combined from of vindr (Danish, Faroese, Norwegian and Swedish vind, cognate to English wind) and auga, literally “wind-eye”. The “windows” in these times were just unglazed holes (eyes) in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Window(noun)

    an opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes containing some transparent material, as glass, and capable of being opened and shut at pleasure

  2. Window(noun)

    the shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening

  3. Window(noun)

    a figure formed of lines crossing each other

  4. Window(verb)

    to furnish with windows

  5. Window(verb)

    to place at or in a window

  6. Origin: [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. . See Wind, n., and Eye.]


  1. Window

    A window is a transparent or translucent opening in a wall, door or vehicle that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material like float glass. Windows are held in place by frames. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #977

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Written Corpus Frequency: #874

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Nouns Frequency: #193

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