bay window


Definition of bay window 

1 : a window or series of windows forming a bay in a room and projecting outward from the wall

Examples of bay window in a Sentence

if his bay window gets any bigger, it's going to need its own draw curtains

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Williams-Tsien has designed an off-white brick facade with a big bay window looking out toward the Dartmouth Green. Cate Mcquaid,, "A New Hampshire art museum faces the future," 10 May 2018 The two-story bay window from its exterior will project into the lower and upper dining rooms of the center building, for instance. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Citing downtown 'renaissance,' Buckley's Restaurant expanding," 8 May 2018 Peering through one of the bay windows feels particularly empowering in catching sight at the bucolic landscapes and pastoral grace. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Public Landing in Lockport," 8 July 2018 The en suite guest bedroom is also accessed via the yard, with more bi-fold doors, while the master bedroom, gets sunlight from the bay window that’s original to the late-Georgian era building. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "How to Live Luxe—and With Light—in a Basement Home," 13 June 2018 The addition of bay windows were made to the home in the early 20th century. David Gleisner, Daily Southtown, "Orland Park's 'first and oldest' home is on the market," 2 July 2018 Cozy pillows line the bay window seat and a long wooden church pew provides seating along the wall beneath it. Jennie Key,, "White Oak Coffee House: A new community gathering place," 6 July 2018 An earth anchor system and steel bars support the now-level house and its projecting bay windows. Janet Eastman,, "Glory days return to gilded 1882 Italianate mansion built for Portland shoe merchant (photos)," 24 Apr. 2018 This 94-year-old house has a living room with a fireplace and wall-to-wall carpeting, a sun room with a bay window, a patio and a detached one-car garage. New York Times, "Homes That Sold for Around $750,000," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of bay window

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bay window

: a large window or set of windows that sticks out from the outside wall of a building

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: a large window or a set of windows that sticks out from the wall of a building

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