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win·dow

window

 
 
pronunciation:
wIn do
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an opening in a wall or vehicle that lets in air and light. The opening is usually covered by clear glass.
Please close the window so the rain won't get in.
 
definition 2: a box that appears on a computer screen. Each program opens in its own window.
There are two windows open on my computer: one for the word processor and one for the Internet.
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derivation: windowless (adj.)
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Window comes from early Scandinavian words that mean "an eye for the wind."
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  car, home, light