Definitions of window

  1. an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function; "he could see them through a window in the trees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air); "he stuck his head in the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a pane in a window; "the ball shattered the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A figure formed of lines crossing each other. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To furnish with windows. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. To place at or in a window. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An opening in the side of a building to let in light and air; the sash, shutter, or other framework which fills such a space. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. An opening in the wall of a building for air and light: the frame in the opening. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Opening in the wall of a building to admit light; frame in the opening. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. An opening in a building for the admission of light or air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light, and of air when necessary, consisting of a frame, often with movable sashes, containing panes of glass; an aperture or opening; the frame or other thing that covers the aperture; lattice or casement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An opening in a building fitted with a movable frame filled with glass for the admission of light and air; an aperture or opening; a lattice or casement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and tofurnish a view or prospect The use of this word in law is chiefly iu connection with thedoctrine of ancient lights and other rights of adjacent owners. thelawdictionary.org
  21. The window of an Oriental house consists generally of an aperture closed in with lattice-work. ( Judges 5:28 ; Proverbs 7:6 ) Authorized Version "casement;" ( Ecclesiastes 12:3 ) Authorized Version "window;" ( Solomon 2:9 ; Hosea 13:3 ) Authorized Version "chimney." Glass has been introduced into Egypt in modern times as a protection against the cold of winter, but lattice-work is still the usual, and with the poor the only, contrivance for closing the window. The windows generally look into the inner court of the house, but in every house one or more look into the street. In Egypt these outer windows generally project over the doorway. [HOUSE] biblestudytools.com
  22. properly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed ( 2 Kings 1:2 ; Acts 20:9 ). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall ( Joshua 2:15 ; 2 co 11:33 ). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" ( Genesis 7:11 ; Malachi 3:10 ). The word thus rendered in Isaiah 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" RSV, "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun. biblestudytools.com
  23. 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. dictgcide_fs
  24. 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. dictgcide_fs
  25. win'd[=o], 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. vindauga--vindr, wind, auga, eye.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
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  27. Opening in wall or roof of building, ship, carriage, &c., usu. filled with glass in fixed or sliding or hinged frames to admit light& sometimes air to room &c. (blank, blind, false, w., mouldings or recess as for w. without aperture; BOW-WINDOW; BAY, CASEMENT, DORMER, FRENCH, LATTICE, ORIEL, SASH, w.); w.-box, slide for weights in sash-w., also box on w.-sill in which flowers are grown. Hence (-) windowed a., windowless a. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. w.-dressing, art of arranging goods attractively in shop-w. (often fig. of adroit presentation of statistics &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. [Danish] An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by glazed sashes, capable of being opened and shut;—the door or sash that closes or covers the aperture or opening ; —a lattice or casement ; an aperture or opening resembling, a window ;--windows of heaven, clouds; rain-clouds. Cabinet Dictionary

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