Definitions for windowˈwɪn doʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an opening in the wall of a building, the side of a vehicle, etc., for the admission of air or light, or both, commonly fitted with a frame in which are set movable sashes containing panes of glass.
Category: Building Trades
such an opening with the frame, sashes, and panes of glass or any other device by which it is closed.
Category: Building Trades, Architecture
Category: Building Trades
a framed or bracketed opening in a wall, above a counter, etc., where some service or product may be obtained, as in a bank or post office.
anything likened to a window in appearance or function, as a transparent section in an envelope.
a period of time available or highly favorable for doing something.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a range between the benefit and toxicity of a drug:
the window of optimal intake.
a specific area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must reenter to arrive safely at its planned destination.
Ref: launch window.
a portion of the screen of a computer terminal on which data can be displayed independently of the rest of the screen. a view of a portion of a document bounded by the borders of a computer's display screen.
Ref: chaff1 (def. 5). 1 5
(v.t.)to furnish with a window or windows.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of window:
1175–1225; ME windoge, windowe < ON vindauga=vindrwind1+augaeye
a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function
"he could see them through a window in the trees"
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"
a pane of glass in a window
"the ball shattered the window"
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"
(computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an opening in a wall, car, etc. filled with glass
to open/close the window; the kitchen/bedroom window; He looked out the window to see who was there.
a square area in which you write and work on a computer
Click here to open another window.
a short period of time in which a task can be done
We have a one-week window to finish this.
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.
An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
A period of time when something is available.
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.
To furnish with windows.
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.
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.
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
the shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening
a figure formed of lines crossing each other
to furnish with windows
to place at or in a 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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #977
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Written Corpus Frequency: #874
Rank popularity for the word 'window' in Nouns Frequency: #193
Translations for window
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an opening in the wall of a building etc which is fitted with a frame of wood, metal etc containing glass or similar material, that can be seen through and usually opened
I saw her through the window; Open/Close the window; goods displayed in a shop-window.
- janelaPortuguese (BR)
- okno; výkladCzech
- das FensterGerman
- vindue; udstillingsvindueDanish
- παράθυρο, βιτρίναGreek
- ventana, ventanillaSpanish
- fenêtre; vitrineFrench
- finestra; vetrinaItalian
- fereastră; vitrinăRomanian
- окно; витринаRussian
- okno; výkladSlovak
- 窗戶Chinese (Trad.)
- вікно; вітринаUkrainian
- cửa sổVietnamese
- 窗户Chinese (Simp.)
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