window has definitions from the fields of transportation,computer science
[ 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

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

A rough attempt was made to characterize the vertical profile of the cloud by taking samples from outside the windows on the first , ninth , and fifteenth floors of a Government_office building .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

When they were refused entrance to his brother 's house nearby , they smashed down the door , broke the window , and threw lighted clothes wet with kerosene into the room .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

They ate the cafeteria food with its orange sauces and Scotty gazed without interest at his food , the teachers , the heroic baronial windows , and the bright ranks of college banners .

Once , sitting at the front window in his parents ' room , he saw Kate come_out of her house .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

Jefferson_Lawrence was alone at the small , perfectly appointed table by the window looking_out_over the river .

[ noun ] (transportation) a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

Used in print

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

When he was bent over behind the wheel of the station_wagon , feeling in his trouser_cuffs for the ignition_key which he had dropped a moment before , she came_out of the house with an enormous Rumanian shawl over her head , which she had bought in that country during one of their trips abroad , and handed him a clean handkerchief through the window .

Then , when he had it pointed down the hill , he stopped to gaze at her through the window .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

It was a Cadillac , black grayed with the dust of the road , its windows closed tight so you knew that the people who climbed out of_it would be cool and unwrinkled .

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opening car_window car bus

[ noun ] a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material

Used in print

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The round cells were reproducibly positioned in the light_beam which entered the thermostated mineral_oil bath through a window .

The light was filtered by the soft_glass window of the thermostat thus ensuring that only light absorbed by the chlorine and not by the carbon_tetrachloride could enter the reaction cell .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

Yet the violent immediacy of the wallpaper strips pasted to the paper , and the only lesser immediacy of block_capitals that simulate window lettering , manage somehow to push the grape cluster back into place on the picture_plane so that it does not `` jump '' .

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panel window_envelope

[ noun ] an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function


"he could see them through a window in the trees"

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[ 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"

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[ noun ] an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air)


"he stuck his head in the window"

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opening ticket_window

[ noun ] a pane in a window




"the ball shattered the window"

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[ noun ] (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen