Etymology[ win-(")dO ] (noun.) 13th century. From Old Norse vindauga, combined from of vindr (“a wind”) (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish vind, cognate to English wind) and auga (“eye”), literally “wind-eye”. The “windows” in these times were just unglazed holes (eyes) in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through.
Tenseswindows, windowing, windowed
Common Collocationswindow shopping, window dressing, window sill, window shopper, window blind, window dresser, window dress
Word of the daynival