picture window


Definition of picture window

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

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The perpetrator took advantage of the false security of suburban tract houses with picture windows and private yards but so little sense of community that residents who saw a prowler in a neighbor’s backyard often just pulled the blinds. Tribune News Service, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: The attacker lingered in houses as he raped, tortured women (Part Three)," 23 June 2019 The living room with fireplace and custom picture windows framing the trees beyond is a relaxing retreat for lively conversations between friends and family. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Stylish retreat located in the Montclair hills," 17 June 2019 Among the many other features to be unveiled, large picture windows will overlook the hospital’s outdoor healing garden. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Cancer suvivors celebrate with testimonials, activities," 7 June 2019 The movie theater, lined with parquet floors, takes in leafy views through a picture window. Jack Flemming, The Seattle Times, "After price drop, Dennis Quaid sells romantic Palisades retreat," 29 Mar. 2019 From the outside, the Harmony 3 is a sleek camping trailer with large picture windows. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Chic camper-trailer includes drop-down queen bed," 27 Aug. 2018 Two extremely common features emphasizing that casual lifestyle were a sliding glass door that led out to the back patio and a large picture window on the front of the house that typically looked into the living room. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why Ranch-Style Houses Are Called Ranches," 20 Dec. 2018 Max, 6, my youngest, bolted past the staff lined up to greet us and planted his nose on the lee-side picture window to watch a woman in a conical hat haul a net of glittering fish onto her sampan. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 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

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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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