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English definition of “window”

window

noun (GLASS)    /ˈwɪn.dəʊ/ US  /-doʊ/
A1 [C] a space usually filled with glass in the wall of a building or in a vehicle, to allow light and air in and to allow people inside the building to see out: Is it all right if I open/close the window? He caught me staring out of the window. I saw a child's face at the window. She's got some wonderful plants in the window (= on a surface at the bottom of the window). I was admiring the cathedral's stained-glass windows. Have you paid the window cleaner (= person whose job is to clean the outside of windows)? window frames a window ledgeWindows and parts of windows [S] literary something that makes it possible for you to see and learn about a situation or experience that is different from your own: The film provides a window on the immigrant experience.Opportunity Freedom to act [C] a transparent rectangle on the front of an envelope, through which you can read the address written on the letter insideThe postal system [C] the decorative arrangement of goods behind the window at the front of a shop, in addition to the window itself: How much is the jacket in the window? The shop windows are wonderful around Christmas time.Parts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities
(Definition of window noun (GLASS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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