window shade


Definition of window shade 

: a shade or curtain for a window

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For example, with ConnectOne, a one-room automation — which might include managing music, TV, lights and window shades from a family room — starts at $600. Diane Cowen, San Antonio Express-News, "Home security is more affordable — and better —than ever," 12 July 2018 The silhouettes of chefs and scientists flicker through translucent window shades. Janelle Nanos,, "Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?," 27 June 2018 Athena Arvanitis, the district’s director of student life, told school board members Monday crews will also install the shatter resistant film and window shades. Kathy Routliffe,, "Summer work at New Trier High to include upgrades of video surveillance, security training," 12 June 2018 The library board on June 19 also voted to use grant funding to purchase window shades for non-public areas of the library. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge Library board approves donated fireplace for renovated reading room," 26 June 2018 There’s no way to get custom window shades in a day. Julia Emmanuele,, "Bobby Berk On Remodeling Homes in a Week — And Which Queer Eye Guy Actually Has the Hardest Job," 22 June 2018 Depending on room features, Alexa could control lights, heat and cooling, TV sets, and window shades. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Amazon Wants Alexa to Act as Your Hotel Room Butler, Starting With Marriott," 19 June 2018 The setup allows people to speak to Alexa for controlling lights, thermostats, TVs, window shades and more, Lennar said in a statement — or see visitors at the front door on a TV in the home. Bill Zimmerman,, "Alexa smart homes show Amazon partnership with builder," 9 May 2018 For example, some airlines tell us to keep our shoes on, while others require us to keep the window shades in the up position, during takeoff and landing. George Hobica, USA TODAY, "Should fliers be forced to watch the safety video?," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of window shade

1810, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of window shade

: a roll of cloth or plastic that is hung at the top of a window and that can be pulled down to cover the window

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