window shade


Definition of window shade

: a shade or curtain for a window

Examples of window shade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among its deluxe features are a window with a roll-up window shade, wainscoting, wallpaper, carpet flooring, solar lighting, a cedar shake roof and an outside ledge that accommodates two dog bowls. Donald Liebenson,, "Highwood Design Week ends with auction of luxe, ‘paradise’ dog house that fetches $900," 2 Oct. 2020 Even if the airline is cleaning planes between flights, wiping down your seat, tray table, and window shade can eliminate germs. Sarah Lynch Baldwin, CBS News, "How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your COVID-19 questions, answered," 1 July 2020 The front end windshield was damaged, and the car had a window shade in the back passenger side window, police said. Catherine Marfin, Dallas News, "Police searching for suspect in hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in South Dallas," 2 June 2020 But the sunlight creeps in through the window shades, and the ambient noise—suddenly lacking those annoying chewing sounds—is just a reminder that moviegoers are now just movie-watchers, no longer participating in a communal experience. Tyler Coates, Wired, "The Best Distraction From News and Social Media? Foreign Films," 5 May 2020 Grates and window shades have been drawn at flagship luxury stores on the Place Vendôme in Paris and Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "In the U.S., Luxury Brands Board Up the Store," 27 Mar. 2020 The kitchen is partly hidden by fluted glass and a window shade. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Doma Food and Drinks Opens in the East Village," 4 Feb. 2020 The company's aircraft on the ground overnight will have those same high-touch areas cleaned as well as seats, window shades and overhead compartment handles. Amanda Maile, ABC News, "Book the window seat: How to stay healthy when flying amid the new coronavirus outbreak," 6 Mar. 2020 But the cavernous house of worship is covered on the inside with quatrefoil window shades that send sunlight cascading across a stone altar, wooden pews and steel crucifix befitting a Catholic cathedral. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of window shade

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of window shade was in 1810

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14 Oct 2020

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“Window shade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of window shade

US : 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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