Know Your Next Word : window

13. window :

verb & noun :

1. an opening in the wall of a building, the side of a vehicle, etc., for the admission of air or light, or both, commonly fitted with a frame in which are set movable sashes containing panes of glass

2. such an opening with the frame, sashes, and panes of glass, or any other device, by which it is closed

3. the frame, sashes, and panes of glass, or the like, intended to fit such an opening

4. to furnish with a window or windows

usage :

  • Finally the builders put in the windows.

  • Investors have a window of perhaps six months before interest rates rise.

  • The split screen feature enables a user to create two or more windows.

  • St. Petersburg was Peter the Great's window onto the Baltic.

  • a brief window of opportunity for a space mission

  • a window of vulnerability during which the air force was subject to attack

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