1 in a building, car, etc.
big, huge, long, tall, wide | narrow, small | panoramic | floor-length, floor-to-ceiling | deep-set | arched, bay, bow, casement, dormer, French, lattice, leaded, picture, rose, sash, skylight, small-paned, stained-glass
You get to the garden through French windows at the back of the house. The cathedral has a beautiful rose window.
| plate-glass | double-glazed | barred, curtained, shuttered
All the windows in the prison are barred.
| curtainless | open | boarded-up | blank
No light showed in any of the blank windows of the house.
| dark | bright, sunny | rain-lashed, rain-streaked | draughty, ill-fitting | dirty, dusty, filthy | clean | steamed-up | balcony, basement, bedroom, kitchen, etc. | back, front, rear, side, top, topmost, upstairs | first-floor, ground-floor, etc. | south-facing, etc. | display, shop | car, carriage, train, etc. | back, driver's, passenger, rear | electric | smoked, tinted
a limousine with smoked windows
VERB + WINDOW
gaze out (of), gaze through, look in (through), look out (of), look through, peer out (of), peer (in) through, see out (of), see through, stare out of, stare (in) through
I found her looking in the window of a department store. It was raining so hard I could scarcely see out the window.
| lean out of, stick your head out of | knock on, rap on, tap on
We tapped on the window to get their attention.
| fling open, force (open), open, throw open
There was evidence that the window had been forced.
| roll down, wind down
I rolled down the window to ask for directions.
| close, roll up, shut | clean, wash | break, shatter, smash | replace
WINDOW + VERB
open, wind down
How does the window open?
| close, go up | break, shatter, smash | blow out
All the windows blew out with the force of the blast.
| flash, gleam, glint, glow, shine
The windows glinted in the sunlight.
| steam up
The windows all steam up when you have a shower.
The windows rattle when a train goes past.
| face sth, give a view of sth, look, overlook sth, stare
a studio with windows looking south towards the park The windows of the house stared bleakly down at her.
WINDOW + NOUN
frame, ledge, pane, sill | seat
I always ask for a window seat when I fly.
He works as a window cleaner.
| display | shopping
I love going window shopping (= looking at things in the shops without buying anything).
at the ~
He was standing at the window waiting for us.
| by the ~
I sat by the window to get some air.
| in the ~
an advertisement in the shop window We caught sight of him in the window as we passed. There was a vase of flowers in the window. A bird flew in the open window.
| out (of) ~
She gazed out of the window at the falling snow.
| through ~
They threw a brick through the window.
2 area on a computer screen
Click on the window to make it active.
VERB + WINDOW
open | close
If you close a couple of windows, the screen will be less cluttered.
| enlarge, minimize, resize, shrink | drag, move | click on
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