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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Window  \Win"dow\,  n.  [OE.  windowe,  windoge,  Icel.  vindauga 
  window,  properly,  wind  eye;  akin  to  Dan.  vindue.  ????.  See 
  {Wind},  n.,  and  {Eye}.] 
  1.  An  opening  in  the  wall  of  a  building  for  the  admission  of 
  light  and  air,  usually  closed  by  casements  or  sashes 
  containing  some  transparent  material,  as  glass,  and 
  capable  of  being  opened  and  shut  at  pleasure. 
 
  I  leaped  from  the  window  of  the  citadel.  --Shak. 
 
  Then  to  come  in  spite  of  sorrow,  And  at  my  window 
  bid  good  morrow.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  The  shutter,  casement,  sash  with  its  fittings,  or 
  other  framework,  which  closes  a  window  opening. 
 
  3.  A  figure  formed  of  lines  crossing  each  other  [R.] 
 
  Till  he  has  windows  on  his  bread  and  butter.  --King. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Window  \Win"dow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Windowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Windowing}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  windows. 
 
  2.  To  place  at  or  in  a  window.  [R.] 
 
  Wouldst  thou  be  windowed  in  great  Rome  and  see  Thy 
  master  thus  with  pleach'd  arms,  bending  down  His 
  corrigible  neck?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  window 
  n  1:  a  framework  of  wood  or  metal  that  contains  a  glass 
  windowpane  and  is  built  into  a  wall  or  roof  to  admit 
  light  or  air 
  2:  a  transparent  opening  in  a  vehicle  that  allow  vision  out  of 
  the  sides  or  back  usually  is  capable  of  being  opened 
  3:  a  transparent  panel  (as  of  an  envelope)  inserted  in  an 
  otherwise  opaque  material 
  4:  an  opening  that  resembles  a  window  in  appearance  or 
  function;  "he  could  see  them  through  a  window  in  the 
  trees" 
  5:  a  pane  in  a  window;  "the  ball  shattered  the  window"  [syn:  {windowpane}] 
  6:  an  open  space  in  the  wall  of  a  building  (usually  to  admit 
  light  and  air);  "he  stuck  his  head  in  the  window" 
  7:  (computer  science)  a  rectangular  part  of  a  computer  screen 
  that  contains  a  display  different  from  the  rest  of  the 
  screen 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Window 
  properly  only  an  opening  in  a  house  for  the  admission  of  light 
  and  air,  covered  with  lattice-work,  which  might  be  opened  or 
  closed  (2  Kings  1:2;  Acts  20:9).  The  spies  in  Jericho  and  Paul 
  at  Damascus  were  let  down  from  the  windows  of  houses  abutting  on 
  the  town  wall  (Josh.  2:15;  2  Cor.  11:33).  The  clouds  are 
  metaphorically  called  the  "windows  of  heaven"  (Gen.  7:11;  Mal. 
  3:10).  The  word  thus  rendered  in  Isa.  54:12  ought  rather  to  be 
  rendered  battlements"  (LXX.,  "bulwarks;"  R.V.,  "pinnacles"),  or 
  as  Gesenius  renders  it  "notched  battlements,  i.e.,  suns  or  rays 
  of  the  sun"=  having  a  radiated  appearance  like  the  sun. 
 




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