picture window

noun

Definition of picture window

: an outsize usually single-paned window designed to frame an exterior view

Examples of picture window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Installations by North Texas artists will be placed behind the large picture windows of the Nasher’s entrance vestibule on Flora Street so they can be viewed from outside. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "A peek inside ‘Nasher Windows’ at Nasher Sculpture Center," 19 May 2020 Jim Myers, an owner of Thompson’s Drugstore in downtown Kent, said a picture window in his store was broken by a protester. cincinnati.com, "Who's to blame: How the Kent State shootings divided a city and changed it forever," 1 May 2020 The dark hardwood floors in the main seating area continue into the dining room, where an arched picture window looks out onto the street. New York Times, "What You Get for $1 Million in California," 3 Feb. 2020 Start with a Focal Point Some rooms have an obvious element, like a picture window, a fireplace or a brick wall, that can act as a centerpiece to position your furniture around. New York Times, "Too Much Time on Your Hands? Try Rearranging the Furniture," 1 Apr. 2020 There’s even a cheerful picture window festooned with Christmas lights. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, "Power pairs, such as ‘Rastus and Hattie’ and ‘Tiny Houses,’ were the talk of the stage this season: Year in Review 2019," 28 Dec. 2019 Good food recognizes no borders, and Magpie is also a picture window on the wider world. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: The Magpie restaurant aims small, scores big with Korean-inspired food on San Antonio’s East Side," 5 Mar. 2020 Nearly all had picture windows that allowed nappers to drift off while separated from the majesty of nature by a single pane of glass. New York Times, "Napping Away Winter in Montreal’s Nordic Spas," 19 Feb. 2020 This room has a picture window overlooking the backyard and spacious niche for a desk or sitting area. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: East Coast meets West Coast: The Hamptons have arrived in Danville," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of picture window

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of picture window was in 1938

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25 May 2020

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“Picture window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20window. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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picture window

noun

English Language Learners Definition of picture window

: a large window that is made from a single piece of glass

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