Trademark. (used with a singular verb)
- 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
Examples from the Web for windows
Up and down the plane I heard the slap of blinders yanked down over the windows while the rest of us eagerly took in the view.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.
Saks get 500,000 windows onlookers per day—a total of 25 million for the entire season.
On the valley floor outside the windows of the house are the remnants of FOB Michigan, turned over to the Afghan Army in 2011.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These first 747s had a short upper deck with only three windows on each side.
By the shabby gateway of the house I halted and looked up at such of the windows as I could see over the wall.The Vanishing Man|R. Austin Freeman
The windows are usually small and narrow, the jambs being splayed only on the inside of the church.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield
The windows are mostly double, and the houses, all of one story, are warm enough to be habitable.In Search of a Siberian Klondike|Homer B. Hulbert
At only two of the windows, however, could a level view be obtained; the two others were completely blocked by piled up snow.The Grammar School Boys Snowbound|H. Irving Hancock
The neighbours, one by one, left the windows, the lady below disappeared into her flat.Our House|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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.