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(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.
(noun.) a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened.
(noun.) a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material.
(noun.) (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen.
(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'.
(noun.) an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function; 'he could see them through a window in the trees'.
(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'.
Edited by Debra--From WordNet
(n.) 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.
(n.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
(n.) A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
(v. t.) To furnish with windows.
(v. t.) To place at or in a window.
Inputed by Kirsten
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.
Unserious Contents or Definition
To see windows in your dreams, is an augury of fateful culmination to bright hopes. You will see your fairest wish go down in despair. Fruitless endeavors will be your portion. To see closed windows is a representation of desertion. If they are broken, you will be hounded by miserable suspicions of disloyalty from those you love. To sit in a window, denotes that you will be the victim of folly. To enter a house through a window, denotes that you will be found out while using dishonorable means to consummate a seemingly honorable purpose. To escape by one, indicates that you will fall into a trouble whose toils will hold you unmercifully close. To look through a window when passing and strange objects appear, foretells that you will fail in your chosen avocation and lose the respect for which you risked health and contentment.
- And that third person could only have come in through the window. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- With an area beneath, it was no mean feat to reach that window ledge and open that window. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- From the window of Worcester's barrack-room I used to amuse myself reviewing our troops, but not after the fashion of Catharine of Russia. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Then it slowly arose, and sat in the window looking out. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- We entered the playground enclosure, and walked by the schoolroom window to get round to the door, which was situated at the back of the building. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- It is a thousand pities that we have not a reproduction of those which were done in chalk upon the window-sill. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- She was sitting near the window, with her head reclined on her hand, and appeared more than usually pensive. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Because I saw it only looking out from under the blinds of a window in the house which stood on the corner where the arc light was. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- I was attending a little patient in the college near, said he, and saw it dropped out of his chamber window, and so came to pick it up. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Still, she could not quit her seat at the little parlour window. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Might I ask you, Watson, to open that window, and then to put a match to the edge of the straw? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I heard Sir Percival barring up the window-shutters. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He dropped the curtains over the broad window and regal moon. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- At length, however, a window opened, and a female voice called to him,-- Eh, bien! Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- The room had once been lighted by a small side window, but this had been bricked up, and a lantern skylight was now substituted for it. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The shady retreat furnished relief from the garish day to the primitive man, and the opaque shades and Venetian blinds of modern civilization exclude the excess of light at our windows. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Suppose the thief had got away by dropping from one of the upper windows, how had he escaped the dogs? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The house presented two pointed gables in its front; the windows were latticed and narrow: the front door was narrow too, one step led up to it. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Soon, from a score of the great windows, flames burst forth, and the stone faces awakened, stared out of fire. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- The windows by no means escape the general deluge. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- When we were out in the darkness of the quadrangle, we again looked up at the windows. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The windows were dark and blank, already the place was frightening. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- I saw real glass windows in the houses of even the commonest people. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Just as he finished, however, we drove through two scattered villages, where a few lights still glimmered in the windows. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The room opened on a long wooden verandah, with the sea coming in at the windows. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- I should like, for example, to see how far the windows of the bedrooms command the front. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- He was now laughing himself almost into hysterics at something Mr. Dick said to him at one of the windows. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- A great square house, with a heavy portico darkening the principal windows, as its master's heavy brows overshadowed his eyes. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- He examined the catches and fastenings of the windows, and then swore he didn't care for the devil and all his angels, and went to sleep. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Presently, a light went up-stairs after her, passing first the fanlight of the door, and afterwards the two staircase windows, on its way up. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
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