win·dow /ˈwɪn(ˌ)do, də(w)/ 名詞
視窗; 窗; 窗口
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.
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.
French window Arch., a casement window in two folds, usually reaching to the floor; -- called also French casement.
Window back Arch., the inside face of the low, and usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and the floor below.
Window blind, a blind or shade for a window.
Window bole, part of a window closed by a shutter which can be opened at will. [Scot.]
Window box, one of the hollows in the sides of a window frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.
Window frame, the frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes or casement.
Window glass, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass used in windows.
Window martin Zool., the common European martin. [Prov. Eng.]
Window oyster Zool., a marine bivalve shell (Placuna placenta) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to have been used formerly in place of glass.
Window pane. (a) Arch. See Pane, n., 3 (b). (b) Zool. See Windowpane, in the Vocabulary.
Window sash, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of glass are set for windows.
Window seat, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See Window stool, under Stool.
Window shade, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one that is hung on a roller.
Window shell Zool., the window oyster.
Window shutter, a shutter or blind used to close or darken windows.
Window sill Arch., the flat piece of wood, stone, or the like, at the bottom of a window frame.
Window swallow Zool., the common European martin. [Prov. Eng.]
Window tax, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows, or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]
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
5: the time period that is considered best for starting or
finishing something; "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"
6: a pane in a window; "the ball shattered the window" [syn: windowpane]
7: an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light
and air); "he stuck his head in the window"
8: (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen
that contains a display different from the rest of the
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.