Meaning of WINDOW in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ wɪndoʊ ]

( windows)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A window is a space in the wall of a building or in the side of a vehicle, which has glass in it so that light can come in and you can see out.

He stood at the window, moodily staring out...

The room felt very hot and she wondered why someone did not open a window... car window.



A window is a large piece of glass along the front of a shop, behind which some of the goods that the shop sells are displayed.

I stood for a few moments in front of the nearest shop window.



A window is a glass-covered opening above a counter, for example in a bank, post office, railway station, or museum, which the person serving you sits behind.

The woman at the ticket window told me that the admission fee was $17.50.



On a computer screen, a window is one of the work areas that the screen can be divided into. ( COMPUTING )



If you have a window in your diary for something, or if you can make a window for it, you are free at a particular time and can do it then.

Tell her I’ve got a window in my diary later on this week.

N-COUNT : usu sing


see also French window , picture window , rose window


If you say that something such as a plan or a particular way of thinking or behaving has gone out of the window or has flown out of the window , you mean that it has disappeared completely.

By now all logic had gone out of the window...

PHRASE : V inflects


If you say that there is a window of opportunity for something, you mean that there is an opportunity to do something but that this opportunity will only last for a short time and so it needs to be taken advantage of quickly. ( JOURNALISM )

The king said there was now a window of opportunity for peace.

PHRASE : window inflects , oft PHR for n , PHR to-inf

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