bay window
noun Date: 15th century 1. a window or series of windows forming a bay in a room and projecting outward from the wall 2. potbelly 1

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  • bay-window — [ bɛwindo ] n. f. • 1664; mot angl. , de bay « baie » et window « fenêtre » ♦ Anglic. Bow window. Des bay windows. Recomm. offic. oriel. bay window [bɛwindo] n. f. ÉTYM. 1664; mot angl. de bay « baie », et window « fenêtre ». ❖ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bay window — Bay win dow 1. (Arch.) A window forming a bay or recess in a room, and projecting outward from the wall, either in a rectangular, polygonal, or semicircular form; often corruptly called a {bow window}. Syn: bay window, bow window, bow window.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bay window — bay windows N COUNT A bay window is a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house …   English dictionary

  • bay window — n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: BAY13] a window that sticks out from the wall of a house, usually with glass on three sides …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bay window — noun count a large window that sticks out from the main wall of a house …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bay window — ► NOUN ▪ a window built to project outwards from a wall …   English terms dictionary

  • bay window — n. 1. a window or set of windows jutting out from the wall of a building and forming an alcove within ☆ 2. Slang a large, protruding belly …   English World dictionary

  • bay window — 1. an alcove of a room, projecting from an outside wall and having its own windows, esp. one having its own foundations. Cf. bow window, oriel. 2. Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch. [1400 50; late ME] * * *       window formed as the… …   Universalium

  • Bay window — A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. The angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135 and 150 degrees. Bay… …   Wikipedia

  • bay window — noun 1. slang for a paunch • Syn: ↑pot, ↑potbelly, ↑corporation, ↑tummy • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bay window — Synonyms and related words: abdomen, abomasum, bay, beerbelly, belly, bow window, breadbasket, casement, casement window, corporation, craw, crop, diaphragm, embonpoint, fan window, fanlight, first stomach, gizzard, grille, gullet, gut, honeycomb …   Moby Thesaurus

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