win dowses


Trademark. (used with a singular verb)
any of several microcomputer operating systems or environments featuring a graphical user interface. Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

early 13c., lit. "wind eye," from O.N. vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.)) + auga "eye." Replaced O.E. eagþyrl, lit. "eye-hole," and eagduru, lit. "eye-door." Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of L. fenestra to describe
the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; fig. sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier fig. use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
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window win·dow (wĭn'dō)
A fenestra.

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