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
Related Words for windowsbay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet, lucarne, mullioned
Examples from the Web for windows
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 19, 2014
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Saks get 500,000 windows onlookers per day—a total of 25 million for the entire season.The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows
November 24, 2014
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
These first 747s had a short upper deck with only three windows on each side.The Sexy Dream of the 747
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of windows
The door proved to be locked, but the windows were easily raised.Brave and Bold
It was quite cool there, very dark, and the air came in through two windows.Way of the Lawless
They looked from the windows of the hospital, and from the roofs of houses.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It was on a summer's evening, when the windows of the church were open.The Conquest of Fear
I suppose the next thing is to open all the windows and air out.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
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.