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window US English

An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out

bay window US English

A window built to project outward from an outside wall

bow window US English

A curved bay window

oval window US English

Informal term for fenestra ovalis (see fenestra).

rose window US English

A circular window with mullions or tracery radiating in a form suggestive of a rose

sash window US English

A window with one or two sashes which can be slid vertically to make an opening

shop window US English

A window of a store, in which goods are displayed

show window US English

A store window looking onto a street, used for exhibiting goods

window box US English

A long narrow box in which flowers and other plants are grown, placed on an outside windowsill

Window Rock US English

A community in northeastern Arizona, capital of the Navajo reservation, named for a limestone formation; population 3,059 (2000)

window seat US English

A seat below a window, especially one in a bay or alcove

window tax US English

A tax on windows or similar openings, abolished in 1851

French window US English

Each of a pair of casement windows extending to the floor in an outside wall, serving as a window and door

Jesse window US English

A church window showing Jesus' descent from Jesse, typically in the form of a Jesse tree

lancet window US English

A high and narrow window with an acutely pointed head

opera window US English

A small fixed window usually behind the rear side window of an automobile

round window US English

Informal term for fenestra rotunda (see fenestra).

storm window US English

A window fixed outside a normal window for protection and insulation in bad weather or winter

window frame US English

A supporting frame for the glass of a window

window ledge US English

Another term for windowsill.

window washer US English

A person employed to clean windows

compass window US English

A bay window with a semicircular curve

lattice window US English

A window with small panes set in diagonally crossing strips of wood, vinyl, or metal

picture window US English

A large window consisting of one pane of glass, typically in a living room

transfer window US English

A specific period in the year during which soccer clubs may buy and sell players

transom window US English

A window set above the transom of a door or larger window; a fanlight

Venetian window US English

A large window consisting of a central arched section flanked by two narrow rectangular sections

window cleaner US English

A substance used for cleaning windows

window dressing US English

The arrangement of an attractive display in a shop window

window shopping US English

The activity of looking at the goods displayed in shop windows, especially without intending to buy anything

clerestory window US English

Each of a series of windows in a clerestory

Palladian window US English

A large window consisting of a central arched section flanked by two narrow rectangular sections

window treatment US English

Interior decoration for a window or window frame

go out the window US English

(Of a plan or pattern or behavior) no longer exist; disappear

window of opportunity US English

A favorable opportunity for doing something that must be seized immediately if it is not to be missed

window of vulnerability US English

An opportunity to attack something that is at risk (especially as a Cold War claim that America’s land-based missiles were easy targets for a Soviet first strike)

oriel window in oriel US English

A window in an oriel

windowpane US English

A pane of glass in a window

windowsill US English

A ledge or sill forming the bottom part of a window

window sill in windowsill US English

A ledge or sill forming the bottom part of a window

dormer US English

A window that projects vertically from a sloping roof

dormer window in dormer US English

A window that projects vertically from a sloping roof

go out the window in window US English

(Of a plan or pattern or behavior) no longer exist; disappear


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