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bay window

n.
1. Architecture A large window or series of windows projecting from the outer wall of a building and forming a recess within.
2. Slang A protruding belly; a paunch.

bay window

n
(Architecture) a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a room. Sometimes shortened to: bay See also bow window, oriel window

bay′ win′dow


n.
1. a large window projecting from an outside wall and forming an alcove of a room.
2. Informal. a paunch.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bay window - slang for a paunchbay window - slang for a paunch      
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
2.bay window - a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a housebay window - a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house
oriel, oriel window - a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
Translations
شَبّاك بارِز من حائِط
arkýřové okno
karnap
kiugró ablakfülke
útskotsgluggi
arkierové okno

bay window

2 nbovindo

bay2

(bei) noun
a separate compartment, area or room etc (usually one of several) set aside for a special purpose. a bay in a library.
bay window
a window jutting out from a room.
References in classic literature ?
The place was said to have been built in the days of King Henry the Eighth; and there was a legend, not only that Queen Elizabeth had slept there one night while upon a hunting excursion, to wit, in a certain oak-panelled room with a deep bay window, but that next morning, while standing on a mounting block before the door with one foot in the stirrup, the virgin monarch had then and there boxed and cuffed an unlucky page for some neglect of duty.
The room was old and large, very imperfectly lighted, and terminated in a bay window, about which hung some heavy drapery.
THE next morning was too bright a morning for sleep, and James Harthouse rose early, and sat in the pleasant bay window of his dressing-room, smoking the rare tobacco that had had so wholesome an influence on his young friend.
There were no marble-topped tables, long mirrors, or lace curtains in the little parlor, but simple furniture, plenty of books, a fine picture or two, a stand of flowers in the bay window, and, scattered all about, the pretty gifts which came from friendly hands and were the fairer for the loving messages they brought.
He knew the drawing-room above had a bay window, but he could not fancy how May would deal with it.
At one side of the fireplace was a heavy curtain which covered the bay window we had seen from outside.
We were sitting the following afternoon in one of those broad bay windows such as one finds still in some old country inns, just thinking about starting once more on our way, when suddenly Nicolete, who had been gazing out idly into the road, gave a little cry.
Upstairs takes you to the master bedroom with bay window and en suite, bedroom two with bay window and en suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Under the 18m deal, the McMullen team will deliver a unique off-site solution to the Patel Taylor designed tower using a customized unitised bay window system that has been developed in conjunction with Hueck and produced at McMullen Facades Portadown facility.
Accommodation includes entrance vestibule with tiled floor; hall with wood flooring; traditional lounge with period features and square bay window plus French doors to the conservatory.
A CAR crashed into the front of a house in Guisborough, warping the bay window brick work.
Front-facing lounge has a large bay window with sea views.