case·​ment | \ ˈkās-mənt How to pronounce casement (audio) \

Definition of casement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a window sash that opens on hinges at the side also : a window with such a sash


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Case·​ment | \ ˈkās-mənt How to pronounce Casement (audio) \

Definition of Casement (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir Roger David 1864–1916 Irish rebel

Examples of casement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Beyond the kitchen is a dining area brightened by large casement windows and a pair of oval windows. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$600,000 Homes in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Minnesota," 8 Apr. 2020 The bedroom is off the living room and has wood floors, casement and mullioned windows, and a closet with a stacked washer and dryer. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$700,000 Homes in Montana, California and Georgia," 25 Mar. 2020 In the roughly 400-square-foot central living room, light pours through casement windows, revealing another series of signature elements. Christopher Bollen, New York Times, "Who Was Carlo Scarpa?," 18 Feb. 2020 Recently, it’s been renovated with original and period moldings, new in-swing French casement windows, and white oak floors in a classic herringbone pattern. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Anne Hathaway’s Upper West Side Apartment Is on the Market for $3.495 Million," 20 Feb. 2020 Recently remodeled, the cul-de-sac residence adds some curb appeal with red clay tile and turquoise casement windows. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez shops around 1920s hacienda in Laurel Canyon," 9 Aug. 2019 Residents under the bombs would routinely recall being thrown through the air by the pressure waves of air mines exploding, and window casements and doors would be blown off their hinges. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "World War II bombings weakened upper atmosphere at edge of space," 25 Sep. 2018 On summery days, customers can head to sidewalk seating and a patio out the back of the bar, tucked under a protective overhang, or catch a breeze from the open casement windows along Jefferson Street. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 2018 Off the great room is the sunroom with access to the pool area and expansive views through three walls of casement windows. Carol Riordan,, "Property of the Week: 59 Papermill Road, Glastonbury," 28 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of casement


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for casement


Middle English, hollow molding

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“Casement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of casement

: a window that opens on hinges like a door


case·​ment | \ ˈkā-smənt How to pronounce casement (audio) \

Kids Definition of casement

1 : a window sash opening on hinges
2 : a window with a casement

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