Meaning of WINDOW in English

WINDOW

noun

1 in a building, car, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , huge , large , long , tall , wide

▪ narrow , small , tiny

▪ panoramic

▪ floor-to-ceiling

▪ arched , bay , bow , casement , dormer , French , lattice , leaded , picture , rose , sash , skylight , stained-glass

French ~s lead out onto the patio.

The cathedral has a beautiful rose ~.

▪ plate-glass

▪ double-glazed

▪ barred , curtained , shuttered

All the ~s in the prison are barred.

▪ curtainless

▪ open

▪ boarded-up

▪ dark

▪ bright , sunny

▪ rain-streaked

▪ draughty/drafty , ill-fitting

▪ broken , cracked , shattered , smashed

▪ dirty , dusty , filthy

▪ clean

▪ steamed-up

▪ balcony , basement , bedroom , kitchen , etc.

▪ back , front , rear , side , top , upstairs

▪ first-floor , ground-floor ( BrE ), etc.

▪ south-facing , etc.

▪ display , shop ( esp. BrE ), store ( esp. AmE ), storefront ( AmE )

▪ car , carriage , train , etc.

▪ back , driver's , passenger , rear , side

▪ electric ( BrE ), power ( AmE )

▪ frosted , tinted

a limousine with tinted ~s

VERB + WINDOW

▪ gaze out (of) , glance out (of) , look out (of) , peer out (of) , see out (of) , stare out of

It was raining so hard I could scarcely see out of the ~.

▪ look in

I found her looking in the ~ of a department store.

▪ gaze (in) through , look (in) through , peer (in) through , see (sb/sth) through , stare through

▪ lean out of , stick your head out of

▪ knock on , rap on , tap on

We tapped on the ~ to get their attention.

▪ fling open , force (open) , open , throw open

There was evidence that the ~ had been forced.

▪ roll down , wind down

I rolled down the ~ to ask for directions.

▪ close , roll up , shut

▪ clean , wash

▪ break , shatter , smash

▪ blow out

All the ~s were blown out with the force of the blast.

▪ replace

WINDOW + VERB

▪ close , open

How does the ~ open?

▪ break , shatter , smash

▪ flash , gleam , glint , glow , shine

The ~s glinted in the sunlight.

▪ steam up

The ~s all steam up when you have a shower.

▪ rattle

The ~s rattle when a train goes past.

▪ face sth , give a view of sth , look out on sth , overlook sth

a studio with ~s looking out on the park

WINDOW + NOUN

▪ frame , ledge , pane , sill

▪ blind , coverings ( AmE ), shade ( AmE )

▪ seat

I always ask for a ~ seat when I fly.

▪ cleaner

He works as a ~ cleaner.

▪ display

▪ box

floral displays such as ~ boxes and hanging baskets

PREPOSITION

▪ at the ~

He was standing at the ~ waiting for us.

▪ by the ~

I sat by the ~ to get some air.

▪ in the ~

an advertisement in the ~ of the bakery

We caught sight of him in the ~ as we passed.

There was a vase of flowers in the ~.

▪ out (of) ~

She gazed out of the ~ at the falling snow.

▪ through ~

They threw a brick through the ~.

2 area on a computer screen

ADJECTIVE

▪ active

Click on the ~ to make it active.

▪ pop-up

▪ browser

VERB + WINDOW

▪ open

▪ close

If you close a couple of ~s, the screen will be less cluttered.

▪ minimize , resize , shrink

▪ drag , move

▪ click on

WINDOW + VERB

▪ pop up

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .