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

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

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The Preacher Suite—named for a preacher and his wife who once lived in the mansion and hosted church services for locals—features a king-size bed, a beautiful clawfoot tub, and dreamy bay windows. Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Houston," 12 Oct. 2018 Without giving away too many specific details, here's a hodgepodge of absolutely bonkers things Joe does only days after learning Beck's name: Tracks down her address and watches her through her large bay windows. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Penn Badgley Is Way Creepier Than Dan Humphrey On His New Show You," 9 Sep. 2018 For instance, one of her trademarks as a decorator is putting bay windows into a room. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Ann Pyne on Designing a Happy and Fun Southampton Home," 2 Oct. 2012 The cozy bedroom is lofted and overlooks a living room with a bay window. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Adorable tiny house will be auctioned off for charity," 18 July 2018 The bedrooms, each with a bay window and walk-in closet, are on opposite sides of the apartment. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "New angular Loop apartment wants you to fall in love with its lines," 21 Dec. 2017 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

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First Known Use of bay window

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bay window was in the 15th century

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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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Kids Definition of bay window

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

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