window shade
noun Date: 1810 a shade or curtain for a window

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Window shade — Window Win dow, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • window shade — window shades N COUNT A window shade is a piece of stiff cloth or heavy paper that you can pull down over a window as a covering. [AM] Syn: shade (in BRIT, use blind) …   English dictionary

  • window shade — ☆ window shade n. a shade for a window, esp. one consisting of a piece of stiffened cloth or heavy paper on a spring roller, with a pull to lower and raise it …   English World dictionary

  • window shade — window .shade n AmE a ↑blind 3(1) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • window shade — noun an opaque window blind that can cover or uncover a window (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑window blind • Hyponyms: ↑roller blind * * * noun : shade 7g * * * a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller. Also called …   Useful english dictionary

  • window shade — n. (AE) 1) to lift, raise a window shade 2) to draw, drop, lower a window shade (BE has blind) * * * drop raise a window shade lower a window shade (BE has blind) (AE) to lift to draw …   Combinatory dictionary

  • window shade — a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller. Also called blind, window blind. [1800 10] Regional Variation. SHADE is used widely for WINDOW SHADE, although BLIND is common in the Midland U.S. (as well as in… …   Universalium

  • window shade — win′dow shade n. fur a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • window shade — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shade, blind, Venetian blind, screen, shutter, canopy, awning, jalousie, curtain …   English dictionary for students

  • window shade — /ˈwɪndoʊ ʃeɪd/ (say windoh shayd) noun Chiefly US a blind or awning for a window …   Australian English dictionary

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