picture window


Definition of picture window

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

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The New York Times initially reported this week that $52,701 was spent last year on buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Haley’s New York City residence, for which rent is $58,000 a month. Brian Flood, Fox News, "New York Times admits creating 'unfair impression' about Nikki Haley's $53G curtains that were OK'd by Obama administration," 14 Sep. 2018 Those modifications show up as a picture-in-picture window in the lower lefthand corner. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "This $1,500 mirror streams live fitness classes to compete with Peloton and ClassPass," 6 Sep. 2018 The ranch-style house, built in 1948 and tucked behind a white picket fence, has such traditional details as box and picture windows, a gradually sloping gabled roof and a brick walkway to the covered front porch. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 The room's picture windows looked out toward a wall of boulders. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Granite Mountain Hotshots: An untold story from the day 19 firefighters died," 23 June 2018 The eat-in kitchen has been updated and captures city and mountain views through large picture windows. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Horror filmmaker Christopher Landon looks to pull up stakes in Hollywood Hills," 25 Apr. 2018 Once seated, riders can gaze out at the water via portholes in front and back or through large picture windows on either side of the vehicle. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New Legoland submarine taking its guests into the "deep sea" — sharks, stringrays included," 1 July 2018 Our picture window framed them like a Thomas Kinkade painting. Thomas Graham, SFChronicle.com, "Walking these seven hills of San Francisco a peak experience," 28 June 2018 Here the surreal and mythic paintings hang mostly along one wall on either side of the gallery’s picture windows. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Flattening time’s tides; a ‘Maid’ made in the shade," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of picture window

1938, in the meaning defined above

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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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