|Origin:||vindauga, from vindr 'wind' + auga 'eye'|
win‧dow S1 W1 [countable]
a space or an area of glass in the wall of a building or vehicle that lets in light
open/close/shut a window
Do you mind if I open the window?
out of/from/through the window
She looked out of the window to see if it was raining.
The sun was shining through the windows.
in the window (=just inside a window)➔ bay window, dormer window, french windows, picture window, sash window
We were looking at the Christmas displays in the shop windows.
one of the separate areas on a computer screen where different programs are operating
3 also window of opportunity
a short period of time that is available for a particular activity:
Delay might open a window of opportunity for their rivals.
an area on an envelope with clear plastic in it which lets you see the address written on the letter inside the envelope
something that makes it possible to see and learn about what is happening in other parts of the world:
Television provides us with a useful window on the world.
to disappear completely or no longer have any effect:
One glass of wine, and all my good intentions went out the window.