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Meaning of WINDOW

Pronunciation:  'window

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
  3. [n]  a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
  4. [n]  (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
  5. [n]  an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air); "he stuck his head in the window"
  6. [n]  a pane in a window; "the ball shattered the window"
  7. [n]  an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function; "he could see them through a window in the trees"

WINDOW is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: auto, autobus, automobile, bay window, bow window, building, bus, car, car window, case, casement window, casing, charabanc, clearstory, clerestory, coach, computer display, computer screen, dialog box, display, display window, dormer, dormer window, double glazing, double-decker, double-hung window, edifice, fanlight, foreground, frame, framework, framing, gap, jalousie, jitney, lancet window, louvered window, machine, motorbus, motorcar, motorcoach, mullion, oeil de boeuf, omnibus, opening, opening, pane, pane of glass, panel, picture window, pivoting window, porthole, rose window, rosette, sash, sash fastener, sash lock, sash window, shopwindow, show window, skylight, sliding window, stained-glass window, storm sash, storm window, ticket window, transom, transom window, window, window envelope, window frame, window glass, window lock, window sash, windowpane



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Win"dow\, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga
    window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See
    {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.]
    1. 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.
             I leaped from the window of the citadel. --Shak.
             Then to come, in spite of sorrow, And at my window
             bid good morrow.                      --Milton.
    2. (Arch.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or
       other framework, which closes a window opening.
    3. A figure formed of lines crossing each other. [R.]
             Till he has windows on his bread and butter. --King.
    {French window} (Arch.), a casement window in two folds,
       usually reaching to the floor; -- called also {French
    {Window back} (Arch.), the inside face of the low, and
       usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and
       the floor below.
    {Window blind}, a blind or shade for a window.
    {Window bole}, part of a window closed by a shutter which can
       be opened at will. [Scot.]
    {Window box}, one of the hollows in the sides of a window
       frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.
    {Window frame}, the frame of a window which receives and
       holds the sashes or casement.
    {Window glass}, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass
       used in windows.
    {Window martin} (Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
       [Prov. Eng.]
    {Window oyster} (Zo["o]l.), a marine bivalve shell ({Placuna
       placenta}) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves
       are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to
       have been used formerly in place of glass.
    {Window pane}.
       (a) (Arch.) See {Pane}, n., 3
       (b) .
       (b) (Zo["o]l.) See {Windowpane}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Window sash}, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of
       glass are set for windows.
    {Window seat}, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See
       {Window stool}, under {Stool}.
    {Window shade}, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one
       that is hung on a roller.
    {Window shell} (Zo["o]l.), the window oyster.
    {Window shutter}, a shutter or blind used to close or darken
    {Window sill} (Arch.), the flat piece of wood, stone, or the
       like, at the bottom of a window frame.
    {Window swallow} (Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
       [Prov. Eng.]
    {Window tax}, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows,
       or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses
       standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]
  2. \Win"dow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Windowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Windowing}.]
    1. To furnish with windows.
    2. To place at or in a window. [R.]
             Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see Thy
             master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down His
             corrigible neck?                      --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing windows in your dream means bright hopes, vast possibilities and insight. Dreaming that you are looking out the window means your outlook on life, your consciousness, point of view, awareness, and intuition. You may be reflecting on a decision and seeking guidance. If you are looking in the window, then it indicates that you are doing some soul searching and looking within yourself. Seeing shut windows in your dream means desertion and abandonment. Seeing shattered and broken windows indicates misery and disloyalty. Seeing a tinted window in your dream, represents you need for privacy and your ways of getting it. You are keeping aspects of yourself hidden or that you want to remain ambiguous.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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 (Josh. 2:15; 2 Cor. 11:33). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Gen. 7:11; Mal. 3:10). The word thus rendered in Isa. 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" R.V., "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun.