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Window appears in the following tongue twister:

  • While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington's windows with warm washing water.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun window:

spoken English41.69%written English58.31% conversational speech66.67%task-oriented speech33.33% imaginative writing75.09%informational writing24.91%

Window is sometimes a misspelling of winter.

The word window is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun window

What does window mean as a name of something?

Window is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: windows

  1. 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. a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
  3. a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: panel = sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
    • part of: window envelope = an envelope with a transparent panel that reveals the address on the enclosure
  4. an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function
    • example: he could see them through a window in the trees
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: gap / opening = an open or empty space in or between things
  5. the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
  6. a pane of glass in a window
  7. an opening in a wall or screen that admits light and air and through which customers can be served
    • example: he stuck his head in the window
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: opening = a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    • more specific term: ticket window = a window through which tickets are sold
  8. (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen

Alternative definition of the noun window


  1. An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
    • coordinate terms: door
  2. An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
  3. A period of time when something is available.
  4. [GUI] A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.


  1. "Window": Master filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta returns to the Festival with a tale of conflicting dreams. Bimal is a good looking but unfulfilled dreamer, who works in a dead-end job. He lives at his girlfriend Meera's flat. She has a bright career in a call centre and when Meera gets pregnant, her family try to talk her out of it, but she adores Bimal and wants to marry him. One day, by chance, Bimal visits his old school in the country and he quickly gets lost reminisicing about his childhood. The school is now run-down, and a huge ornate window, which had inspired him as a youth, has been removed. He promises to buy a new window for the school, but as his meagre finances dry up, he secretly spends his and Meera's joint savings. Bimal delivers the window, but the school authority refuses it. Worse still, Meera finds out about the money and vows to abort their child. Dasgupta's poetic eye delicately captures the nuances of emotion, while his poetic visual style and pacing captures the beauy of the Bengali landscape, making the ordinary seem magical.
  2. "Window" is a 2000 animation short drama film directed by Victoria Livingstone.
  3. "Window" is a 1988 film directed by Evgeniy Sivokon.

Phrases with Window

Phrases starting with the word Window:

  1. window box
  2. window fly
  3. window lock
  4. window pane
  5. window sash
  6. window seat
  7. Window-Seat
  8. window-shop

Phrases ending with the word Window:

  1. bay window
  2. bow window
  3. car window
  4. One-Window
  5. oval window
  6. rear window
  7. rose window
  8. sash window
  9. shop window
  10. show window
  11. Judas Window
  12. oriel window

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Window

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Google previewMicrosoft Expression Design Step by Step (2008)

by Sara Froehlich, Marc Campbell

The document window is a virtually limitless area for drawing. As you get to the edge, the window scrolls to add more space for drawing. Inside the document window is a document frame in the shape of the page. This frame is also called the ...

Google previewThe Skagerrak Experiment (1994)

A window is a screen area that you can open, close, move, resize, and overlap.

Google previewThe History and Topography of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland (1860)

Comprising Their Ancient and Modern History, a General View of Their Physical Character, Trade, Commerce, Manufactures, Agricultural Condition, Statistics, Etc. ... by William Whellan

The windows are laucet-shaped, and six of them are of stained glass. The east window is a triplet, consisting of a large central light, and a smaller one on each side; in the central compartment is a full-length figure of St. Paul, in a richly fioriated ...

Google previewExpositor and Current Anecdotes (1903)

L The south window is the best place to pray. For this business it is an eligible location, physically and spiritually. The word "closet" in so far as it is not an anachronism is a synonym for "chamber." But window is historical and up-to-date.

Google previewPaediatric Cardiology (2009)

Expert Consult - Online and Print by Robert H. Anderson, Edward J. Baker, Andrew Redington, Michael L. Rigby, Daniel Penny, Gil Wernovsky

128–130 AORTOPULMONARY WINDOW The aortopulmonary window is an abnormal communication between the intrapericardial components ...

Google previewRIS Related Definitions

by PIANC - InCom working group 125

Single Window is a system that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge information with a single body to fulfil all regulatory requirements. (Source: unknown) Single Window means a ...

Google previewViolence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture (1996)

by Ronald Bogue, Marcel Cornis-Pope, Marcel Pop-Corni?

A window is a wound in the wall, which is why windows, like any other wound, have to be "dressed," or "treated" — this parlance of...

Google previewMicrosoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots (2012)

Real World Training by Jeff Van West, Kevin Lane-Cummings

The chat window is a key tool for multiplayer. Not only does it let you communicate directly with any player in the game, but you'll often see general instructions there, such as a commonly used radio frequency or the first frequency to call when ...

Google previewUniversal Millwork Catalog, 1927 (2012)

Over 500 Designs for Doors, Windows, Stairways, Cabinets and Other Woodwork by Universal Catalog Bureau

Thus a two light window means two sash each having one light of glass; a four light window means two sash each having two lights of glass, etc. Always give number of lights wanted. Numerous small ornamental sash and frames are used on ...

Google previewMomentum, Direction, and Divergence (1995)

by William Blau

The process of rejecting data not well correlated to the shape of the moving window is the process of smoothing the data.

the moving window is a rectangle of time duration equal to the span of the rally, A. The result of performing the moving ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (2000)

by Udo Becker

WINDOW. Some rose windows of the High Middle Ages embody a particular form of medieval ICONOGRAPHY, such as the rose of the cathedral of Lausanne, where the number 4 (which, as the squared number 2x2, manifests the perfection of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Window and Bed Coverings (2012)

Historical Perspectives, Classic Designs, Contemporary Creations by Charles Randall

Canopy: A fabric window topper created by sewing pockets into fabric panels and inserting a rod with a small projection at the top of the panel, a rod with a larger projection at the bottom. Cantonniere: A three-sided shaped or straight cornice ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Window—(1) In computers, a frame or frames in the cathoderay tube ( CRT) ...

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Quotes about Window

full moon by my window

dark night as hair
light and warm her body

full moon by my window
i bathe in love

full moon by my window
i breathe happiness

full moon by my window
she is fast asleep in my arms (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1D2O1W4

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WINDOW

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