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 windows lead out onto the patio.

The cathedral has a beautiful rose window.

plate-glass
double-glazed
barred, curtained, shuttered

All the windows 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 windows

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 window.

look in

I found her looking in the window 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 window to get their attention.

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

There was evidence that the window had been forced.

roll down, wind down

I rolled down the window to ask for directions.

close, roll up, shut
clean, wash
break, shatter, smash
blow out

All the windows were blown out with the force of the blast.

replace
WINDOW + VERB
close, open

How does the window open?

break, shatter, smash
flash, gleam, glint, glow, shine

The windows glinted in the sunlight.

steam up

The windows all steam up when you have a shower.

rattle

The windows rattle when a train goes past.

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

a studio with windows looking out on the park

WINDOW + NOUN
frame, ledge, pane, sill
blind, coverings (AmE), shade (AmE)
seat

I always ask for a window seat when I fly.

cleaner

He works as a window cleaner.

display
box

floral displays such as window boxes and hanging baskets

PREPOSITION
at the window

He was standing at the window waiting for us.

by the window

I sat by the window to get some air.

in the window

an advertisement in the window of the bakery

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

There was a vase of flowers in the window.

out (of) window

She gazed out of the window at the falling snow.

through window

They threw a brick through the window.

2 area on a computer screen
ADJECTIVE
active

Click on the window to make it active.

pop-up
browser
VERB + WINDOW
open
close

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

minimize, resize, shrink
drag, move
click on
WINDOW + VERB
pop up

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Window — Win dow, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • window — window, casement, dormer, oriel can mean an opening in the wall of a building that is usually covered with glass and serves to admit light and air. Window is the ordinary general term for the entire structure, including both its framework and the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • window — (n.) early 13c., lit. wind eye, from O.N. vindauga, from vindr wind (see WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1)) + auga eye. (see EYE (Cf. eye) (n.)). Replaced O.E. eagþyrl, lit. eye hole, and eagduru, lit …   Etymology dictionary

  • window — [win′dō] n. [ME windoge < ON vindauga, window, lit., wind eye < vindr, WIND2 + auga, an eye; akin to Ger auge, EYE] 1. a) an opening in a building, vehicle, or container, for letting in light or air or for looking through, usually having a… …   English World dictionary

  • Window — (von engl. window „Fenster“) oder Plural Windows ([ˈwɪndoʊz]) stehen für: Microsoft Windows, ein Betriebssystem der Firma Microsoft Fenster (Computer), ein Benutzerschnittstellenkonzept bei Computern X Window System, eine grafische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • window — WÍNDOW s.n. Fereastră, geam; vitrină. [pr. uíndău] (din engl. window) Trimis de tavi, 14.05.2008. Sursa: MDN  WINDOW [UÍNDOU] s. n. fereastră, geam; vitrină. (< engl. window) Trimis de raduborza, 14.02.2008. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • window — ► NOUN 1) an opening in a wall or roof, fitted with glass in a frame to let in light or air and allow people to see out. 2) an opening through which customers are served in a bank, ticket office, etc. 3) a transparent panel in an envelope to show …   English terms dictionary

  • Window — Win dow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Windowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Windowing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To furnish with windows. [1913 Webster] 2. To place at or in a window. [R.] [1913 Webster] Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see Thy master thus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • window n — window of opportunity …   English expressions

  • Window — This article is about the part of a building. For the Microsoft operating system, see Microsoft Windows. For other uses, see Window (disambiguation) and Windows (disambiguation). Pair of windows, Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts …   Wikipedia

  • window — windowless, adj. windowy, adj. /win doh/, n. 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 …   Universalium

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