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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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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Your lawn will be all the rage thanks to the plastic home's two chalkboards, kitchen accessories, and, not to be outdone, premium bay windows. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Over-the-Top Family Playhouse Is Surprisingly Affordable," 6 Apr. 2019 Large groupings of windows are common, and occasionally there are picturesque floating bay windows called oriel windows on the first or second story. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 Some Queen Anne homes also have octagonal towers (topped with a round pointed roof) and ornate bay windows—in short, nothing about these homes is subtle. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Victorian Homes," 6 Nov. 2018 Floral wallpaper covers almost every room, including this bedroom, complete with bay windows to match the home's exterior. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "See the Victorian Mansion-Inspired Sets Where 'Sharp Objects' Was Filmed," 5 Aug. 2018 So on the sofas in the opposing bay windows there is a red-and-white version of her leopard print, without looking too much like leopard. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Ann Pyne on Designing a Happy and Fun Southampton Home," 2 Oct. 2012 Look at that beautiful bay window the killer just crashed through! Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Can You Guess How Much These Classic Horror-Film Houses Cost?," 30 Oct. 2018 And speaking of dinner, the dining room is on point: There's an elaborate mural surrounding the room on the walls and a bay window that provides a cozy nook for tea or dessert. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "The Adorable Home From "Miracle on 34th Street" Is for Sale," 27 Oct. 2015 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

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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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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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