- launch window.
- a specific area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must reenter to arrive safely at its planned destination.
verb (used with object)
Origin of window
Related Words for windowbay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet, lucarne, mullioned
Examples from the Web for window
Contemporary Examples of window
The interior video shows the gunman firing the shot through the window.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
I fall back into a dream and then suddenly there is a tapping on the window just above my bed.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
As it was, The Affair ended its first season last night with me contemplating hurling my television out of the window.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale
December 22, 2014
The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
Her son peeked out the window and told me his mother had left Havana for La Lisa to visit a dying relative.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of window
Hester had seen him from the window, and she answered the bell herself.
No answer coming, he peered through the window, but saw no one.
Jumping over the window sill, the visitor found himself in this room.
Just then Ben Haley, looking from the window, saw some chickens in the yard.
And still more of this belated spring will gladden the eye in the florist's window.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Word Origin for window
early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."
Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
see out the window.