picture window


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 The stunning view from the picture window captures much of the story. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2021 Night after night, Vivian stood at the living room picture window, coffee and cigarette in hand, surveilling the front yard and the driveway, a gun close by. Sydney Trent, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021 The company’s home page features enviable locations, such as a room in the Cotswolds with a desk facing a floor-to-ceiling picture window overlooking a meadow, available for short-term rent. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, 21 May 2021 While petite, the private room features a huge picture window with two seats during the day and two sleeping bunks at night, plus complimentary meals. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Apr. 2021 On the main floor of the home, guests will find a massive open-plan living area with plush leather sofas, and a dining table that can fit everyone, both of which look out to the grounds thanks to a massive picture window across one wall. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2021 At Boudin Bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf, a baker stood in the picture window kneading dough into the shape of a crab. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2021 Someone smashed the front picture window of house between noon and 5 p.m. March 12 on Sprague. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 19 Mar. 2021 Someone threw a landscape brick through a two-pane picture window of a home on the 1500 block of Sequoia Lane at 2 a.m. March 1. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Picture window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20window. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of picture window

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


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