A window, viewed from inside.



  • 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.
  • An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside; a shop window.
  • The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
  • A period of time when something is available.
  • Something that allows one to see through or into something
  • A restricted range.
  • 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.
  • A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
  • The time between first infection and detectability.
  • Synonym of chaff


  • To furnish with windows.
  • To place at or in a window.


  • From Middle English windowe, windohe, windoge, from Old Norse vindauga, i.e. , equivalent to wind + eye. Cognate with Scots windae, winda, windock, Faroese vindeyga ("window"), Norwegian Nynorsk vindauga, Norwegian Bokmål vindu ("window"), Danish vindue ("window"), Swedish vindöga ("window"), Elfdalian windog and older German Windauge. The “windows” among early Germanic peoples were just unglazed holes (eyes) in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through . Superseded Middle English fenestre, fenester borrowed from Old French fenestre

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