Meaning of WINDOW in English



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


A ~ 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 ~, moodily staring out...

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



A ~ 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 ~.



A ~ 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 ~ told me that the admission fee was $17.50.



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



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

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

N-COUNT: usu sing


see also French ~ , picture ~ , rose ~


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

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

PHRASE: V inflects


If you say that there is a ~ 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 ~ of opportunity for peace.

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

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