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- H2474 Used 18 times
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Properly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed (2 Kings 1:2; Acts 20:9). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall (Joshua 2:15; 2 Corinthians 11:33). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Genesis 7:11; Malachi 3:10). The word thus rendered in Isaiah 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" R.V., "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun.
The window of an Oriental house consists generally of an aperture closed in with lattice-work. (Judges 5:28; Proverbs 7:6) Authorized Version "casement;" (Ecclesiastes 12:3) Authorized Version "window;" (Solomon 2:9; Hosea 13:3) Authorized Version "chimney." Glass has been introduced into Egypt in modern times as a protection against the cold of winter, but lattice-work is still the usual, and with the poor the only, contrivance for closing the window. The windows generally look into the inner court of the house, but in every house one or more look into the street. In Egypt these outer windows generally project over the doorway. [HOUSE]
WINDOW, noun [ G. The vulgar pronunciation is windor, as if from the Welsh gwyntdor, wind-door.]
1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light, and of air when necessary. This opening has a frame on the sides, in which are set movable sashes, containing panes of glass. In the United Sates, the sashes are made to rise and fall, for the admission or exclusion of air. In France, windows are shut with frames or sashes that open and shut vertically, like the leaves of a folding door.
2. An aperture or opening.
A window shalt thou make to the ark. Genesis 6:16.
3. The frame or other thing that covers the aperture.
Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.
4. An aperture; or rather the clouds or water-spouts.
The windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7:11.
5. Lattice or casement; or the network of wire used before the invention of glass. Judges 5:28.
6. Lines crossing each other.
Till he has windows on his bread and butter.
WINDOW, verb transitive
1. To furnish with windows.
2. To place at a window [Unusual.]
3. To break into openings. [Unusual.]
WINDOW-BLIND, noun [window and blind.] A blind to intercept the light of a window. Venetian window-blinds are now much used in the United States.
WINDOW-FRAME, noun [window and frame.] The frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes.
WINDOW-GLASS, noun [window and glass.] Panes of glass for windows.
WINDOW-SASH, noun [window and sash.] The sash or light frame in which panes of glass are set for windows.
WINDOWY, adjective Having little crossings like the sashes of a window.