Windows

Definitions

  • Two girls lean out of a window to feed birds
    Two girls lean out of a window to feed birds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Windows (trademark) an operating system with a graphical user interface
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A monkey is in the window behind Aunt Thankful A monkey is in the window behind Aunt Thankful
Tim gazes at the goods in the confectioner's window Tim gazes at the goods in the confectioner's window
Squanko sitting on a wide window ledge Squanko sitting on a wide window ledge
Looking in the window Looking in the window
The professor peers out of his study window The professor peers out of his study window
Faust and Mephistopheles fly out of the window Faust and Mephistopheles fly out of the window
SUDDENLY A FACE PASSED THE WINDOW SUDDENLY A FACE PASSED THE WINDOW
Signy, at the top of the tree, looks in at the window Signy, at the top of the tree, looks in at the window

Quotations

  • Erma Bombeck
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    “It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.”
  • Walt Whitman
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    “A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
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    “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.”
  • Doug Horton
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    “As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.”
  • Ogden Nash
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    “Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who cannot sleep with window shut, and a woman who cannot sleep with the window open.”

Idioms

Window dressing - If something is done to pretend to be dealing with an issue or problem, rather than actually dealing with it, it is window dressing.
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Window to the soul - Eyes are sometimes referred to as the window to the soul.
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Usage

In literature:

From the window I peered into floods of rain.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Six French windows opened on to the veranda.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Haward went to the open window, and with one knee upon the window seat looked out into the windy, starlit night.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Soon Dorothy went over to the window and stood there gazing into the courtyard.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
It mattered little to Adam where he sat in life, provided that it was before a window.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
On each side of it there are the low windows of the entrance hall, with window-boxes of evergreens.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
The ceiling is low, and a large bay window, from roof to floor, looks to the west.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
It was so cool the windows could be closed.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
Very frequently pretty Sibylla would be at the windows, or her vain sister Amilly.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
We could hear the rain beating against the windows as we reached the booking-office.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

To the boy at the high room-window,
Gazing alone and apart,
There came a wish without reason,
A thought that shone through his heart.
"The Rain Was Ending, And Light" by Robert Laurence Binyon
Bring none of these; but let me be,
While all around in silence lies,
Moved to the window near, and see
Once more before my dying eyes
"A Wish" by Matthew Arnold
Cool summer nights.
Windows open.
Lamps burning.
Fruit in the bowl.
And your head on my shoulder.
These the happiest moments in the day.
"The Best Time Of The Day" by Raymond Carver
With ganial foire
Thransfuse me loyre,
Ye sacred nympths of Pindus,
The whoile I sing
That wondthrous thing,
The Palace made o' windows!
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
White the wa's, wi' roof new theckit,
Window broads just painted red;
Lown 'mang trees and braes it reckit,
Haflins seen and halfins hid;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Or, haply, better here to blow
A flower beneath your window low;
That, brief of life and frail and fair,
Finds yet a heaven in your hair.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Follow these steps to prepare a USB key on a Windows XP-equipped computer and install Windows 7 on your netbook in under 30 minutes.
In this Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, file photo, Steven Sinofsky, then-president of the Microsoft Windows group, delivers his presentation at the launch of Microsoft Windows 8, in New York.
Most Windows users in the US know about Windows 8 but few have immediate plans to upgrade to Microsoft's newest operating system.
Instead of sitting in your cubicle looking longingly out the window (that is, if you have a window at all), you called in.
Called Kahuna Kabobs, it's a tiny place, basically just a kitchen with an order window and a pick-up window.
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista.
On the heels of official word this week about Windows 8 SKUs and details on Windows on ARM devices, Microsoft has stated that Windows Server 8 will be named Windows Server 2012.
Having recently removed the "Live" from the names of its free downloadable consumer apps, Windows Movie Maker and Windows Photo Gallery, Microsoft is making up for the loss by adding useful new features.
Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's top Windows executive, abruptly left the company Monday, a move that some analysts saw as an indictment of Windows 8.
The Marquette Maritime Museum recently honored artists who participated with the "Window's on the Water" art project to cover the inside of the museum windows with local maritime -themed art.
Free Windows 8 Training from OfficeMax for Businesses & Users office max windows 8.
The software giant on Wednesday unveiled the Windows XP Counterfeit Project in the UK, offering free replacements for what it describes as "high-quality counterfeit versions" of Windows XP.
I'm still learning about all the features available in Windows 7 and now word has it next year Microsoft will be offering a new OS Windows 8.
Microsoft's Windows 8 likely won't be available until next year, but based on what's known so far, the operating system could very well be better than Windows 7.
Cybercriminals may be shifting their focus from Windows-based PCs to non-Windows platforms and mobile devices, according to a new report from Cisco.
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In science:

For any t, the workload a(t) for in the window [t, t + α∆] is known, where α ∈ [0, 1] is a constant and α∆ represents the size of the window.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
And it looks into the prediction window of size α∆ and find it won’t receive any job during the window because Z < T j,E − α △.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
We set the maximum congestion window, Wmax , of TCP and TCP/NC to be 50 packets (with each packet being 1000 bytes long), and their initial window size to be 1.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
In this case, we can also rewrite m(cid:54)=0 ηj (j+m) fmωRε (m) which we refer to as the “windowed” spectrum because ηj (j+m) can be viewed as a “windowing” operation on Rε (m).
A Constrained Random Demodulator for Sub-Nyquist Sampling
In Fig. 18 is shown the pseudo code for sum of squared differences using a spatial integration (SSD), Parzen window approximation of the general sum of p-norms (PNORM), Parzen window and Generalized partial volume approximation of normalized mutual information (PW and GPV).
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