Window

A window is a transparent or translucent opening in a wall or door that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material like float glass. Windows are held in place by frames. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather.

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Famous quotes containing the word window:

    ‘Who is it that this dark night
    Underneath my window plaineth?’
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    O Mary, at thy window be,
    It is the wish’d, the trysted hour!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    And though in tinsel chain and popcorn rope
    My tree, a captive in your window bay,
    Has lost its footing on my mountain slope
    And lost the stars of heaven, may, oh, may
    The symbol star it lifts against your ceiling
    Help me accept its fate with Christmas feeling.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)