Definitions for: Window

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

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.

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