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Main Entry: win·dow
Etymology: from early Norse vindauga, literally "wind's eye," from vindr "wind" and auga "eye" 1: an opening in a wall for letting in light or air 2: WINDOWPANE 3: an opening in a partition or wall through which business is conducted <a bank teller's window> 4: a period of time during which a certain condition exists <a window of opportunity> 5: any of the areas into which a computer display may be divided and on which distinctly different types of information are displayed - win·dow·lessadjective Word History The English word window comes from an early Norse word vindauga. Vindauga was formed by a combination of vindr, meaning "wind," and auga, meaning "eye." Vindauga could be translated as "wind's eye." A window can be thought of as an eye, or hole, through which the wind can enter.