Windows

[ win-dohz ]
/ ˈwɪn doʊz /
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Trademark. (used with a singular verb)

any of several personal computer operating systems or environments featuring a graphical user interface.

Definition for windows (2 of 2)

window

[ win-doh ]
/ ˈwɪn doʊ /

noun

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a window or windows.
Obsolete. to display or put in a window.

Origin of window

1175–1225; Middle English windoge, windowe < Old Norse vindauga, equivalent to vindr wind1 + auga eye
Related formswin·dow·less, adjectivewin·dow·y, adjectiveun·win·dowed, adjectivewell-win·dowed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for windows

window

/ (ˈwɪndəʊ) /

noun

verb

(tr) to furnish with or as if with windows

Word Origin for window

C13: from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr wind 1 + auga eye 1
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Word Origin and History for windows

window


n.

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for windows

window

[ wĭndō ]

n.

A fenestra.
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Idioms and Phrases with windows

window


see out the window.

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