What does window mean?

Definitions for window
ˈwɪn doʊwin·dow

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word window.

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

GCIDE

  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.

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

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. window(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. window(Noun)

    A period of time when something is available.

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. window(Verb)

    To furnish with windows.

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Window

    A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, sound, and sometimes air. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material, a sash set in a frame in the opening; the sash and frame are also referred to as a window. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather. Windows often have a latch or similar mechanism to lock the window shut or to hold it open by various amounts. Types include the eyebrow window, fixed windows, single-hung and double-hung sash windows, horizontal sliding sash windows, casement windows, awning windows, hopper windows, tilt and slide windows (often door-sized), tilt and turn windows, transom windows, sidelight windows, jalousie or louvered windows, clerestory windows, skylights, roof windows, roof lanterns, bay windows, oriel windows, thermal, or Diocletian, windows, picture windows, emergency exit windows, stained glass windows, French windows, panel windows, and double - and triple paned windows. The Romans were the first known to use glass for windows, a technology likely first produced in Roman Egypt, in Alexandria ca. 100 AD. Paper windows were economical and widely used in ancient China, Korea and Japan. In England, glass became common in the windows of ordinary homes only in the early 17th century whereas windows made up of panes of flattened animal horn were used as early as the 14th century. In the 19th century American west, greased paper windows came to be used by itinerant groups. Modern-style floor-to-ceiling windows became possible only after the industrial plate glass making processes were fully perfected.

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

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

  2. Window(noun)

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

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

  3. Window(noun)

    a figure formed of lines crossing each other

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

  4. Window(verb)

    to furnish with windows

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

  5. Window(verb)

    to place at or in a window

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Window

    win′dō, n. an opening in the wall of a building for air and light: the frame in the opening: a cover, lid.—v.t. to furnish with windows: (Shak.) to make rents in: (Shak.) to place in a window.—ns. Wind′ow-bar, a wooden or iron bar fitted into a window for security: (Shak.) lattice-work across a woman's stomacher; Win′dow-blind, a blind or screen for a window; Win′dow-bole (same as Bole, 3); Win′dow-cur′tain, a curtain hung over a window, inside a room.—adj. Win′dowed, having a window or windows.—ns. Win′dow-frame, a frame or case which surrounds a window; Win′dow-gar′dening, the cultivation of plants indoors before a window, or in boxes fitted on the outside sill; Win′dow-glass, glass suitable for windows.—adj. Win′dowless, having no windows.—ns. Win′dow-pane, a square of glass set in a window; Win′dow-sash, a light frame in which panes of glass are set; Win′dow-screen, any device for filling the opening of a window; Win′dow-seat, a seat in the recess of a window; Win′dow-shade, a sheet covering the window when pulled out; Win′dow-sill, the flat piece of wood at the bottom of a window-frame.—Window tax, till 1851 a tax in Great Britain levied on windows of houses.—Blind window, a window space blocked up with masonry. [M. E. windowe—Ice. vindaugavindr, wind, auga, eye.]

Editors Contribution

  1. window

    A type of defined space and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles for a specific purpose.

    A window of so many styles can be created these days, the possibilities are infinite.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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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How to say window in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of window in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of window in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of window in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    It is tough, there's no doubt, i'm not going to lie about that. It is tough. And on top of that, this time of year is really, really hard on me. This three-day window is really hard. I haven't slept these three days, May 3 and through... today, (it) is just brutal on me. And then with obviously what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it.

  2. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I sat down and wept:

    I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded my house and love flooded my soul.

  3. Marisol Touraine:

    The plasma supply chain will allow the freezing of blood donations, so that donors can be tested again, once the window has passed for HIV antibodies to appear.

  4. Heath Lemons:

    Most of my lesson plans have been thrown out the window, instead of doing things the old way, we've got to reinvent the wheel with more individualized instruction and learning that is at least partially offline.

  5. Miep Gies:

    ‘It was the fourth of August. It was quiet in the office. We were working and I happened to look up. The door opened and a small man entered. He pointed the revolver in his hand at me and said 'Stay seated! Don't move!' Of course I was frozen with fear. He closed the door and left again. I couldn't see or hear what happened after that because I was ordered to stay at my desk. Later I heard everyone coming downstairs, very slowly. They had been able to pack in the meantime. I wasn't allowed to go to the window, I had to stay in my seat. And I did that. Afterwards, Bep and I went upstairs to the Franks’ bedroom. And there we saw Anne's diary lying on the ground. 'Let's pick it up', I said, because Bep stood there looking in a daze. I said 'Pick it up, pick it up, let's get out of here!', because we were so frightened! We went downstairs and there we were, Bep and I. 'Now what, Bep?' Then she said: 'You're the oldest. You should keep it.' That seemed right.’

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