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  Dictionary Definition of window

window
noun
1. an opening in the wall or roof of a building, the cabin of a boat, 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. a windowpane.
5. anything likened to a window in appearance or function, as a transparent section in an envelope, displaying the address.
6. any area, interval, or range of frequencies whose existence permits a particular event or phenomenon to be observed or accomplished, as the launching of a spacecraft aimed at a particular target.
7. a period of time or set of circumstances regarded as favourable for a desired undertaking or activity, especially when constituting a break in an otherwise normally unfavourable pattern: this government initiative offers a window of opportunity.
8. strips of metal foil which when dropped from an aircraft give confusing reflections on enemy radar screens.
9. a boxed-off section of a visual display unit screen in which secondary text or information is shown.
-- verb (t)
10. to furnish with a window or windows.
[ME, from Scandinavian; cf. Icel. vindauga, from vind ( r ) WIND1 + auga eye]
-- windowless, adjective