What is window?

  • (noun): A framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A window is a transparent or translucent opening in a wall or door that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material like float glass. Windows are held in place by frames. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather.

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Vtwm - Features
... A stacking window manager Written in C Uses the xlib toolkit opensource and freely available No menubar Lightweight - Has few dependencies Support for ... It is believed to still work under X Window System revision 4, and can be compiled and run with no dependencies beyond the standard X libraries ...
Particle Image Velocimetry - Analysis
... The frames are split into a large number of interrogation areas, or windows ... It is then possible to calculate a displacement vector for each window with help of signal processing and autocorrelation or cross-correlation techniques ... The size of the interrogation window should be chosen to have at least 6 particles per window on average ...
Plate Tracery
... The earliest form of window tracery, typical of Gothic architecture prior to the early 13th century, is known as plate tracery because the individual lights (the glazed openings in the window ... Romanesque church windows were normally quite small, somewhat taller than wide and with a simple round-headed ('segmental') arch at the top ... From around the 1140s, the pointed-arch Gothic window (employed by Abbot Suger for the redesign of the choir at St Denis) started to take over ...
Window - Gallery
... Woven bamboo window in Japan Church window Factory site in Berlin-Spindlersfeld window with letter S for Spindler Classical Chinese window in Lan Su Chinese Garden Arab-style windows in ... Maria d'Arles Desay Madu Jhya traditional carved wooden window in Kathmandu, Nepal A half-glazed window of the 17th century from Scotland Windows of a brick ...
Jalousie Window
... A jalousie window ( /ˈdʒæləsiː/) or louvre window (UK) is a window which consists of parallel glass, acrylic, or wooden louvers set in a frame ... unison, to control airflow through the window ... A patent for a louvered window was applied for in the US in 1900 and patented Nov ...

More definitions of "window":

  • (noun): The time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something.
    Example: "The expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves"; "they had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded"
  • (noun): A transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened.
  • (noun): A transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material.
  • (noun): An opening that resembles a window in appearance or function.
    Example: "He could see them through a window in the trees"
  • (noun): A pane in a window.
    Example: "The ball shattered the window"
    Synonyms: windowpane
  • (noun): (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen.
  • (noun): An opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air).
    Example: "He stuck his head in the window"

Famous quotes containing the word window:

    The knocking out of a pipe can be made almost as important as the smoking of it, especially if there are nervous people in the room. A good, smart knock of a pipe against a tin wastebasket and you will have a neurasthenic out of his chair and into the window sash in no time.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    ‘Who is it that this dark night
    Underneath my window plaineth?’
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    Tree at my window, window tree,
    My sash is lowered when night comes on;
    But let there never be curtain drawn
    Between you and me.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)