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Doors and windows

back door

noun

a door at the back or side of a building

bay window

noun

a large window that sticks out from the main wall of a house

bow window

noun

a window that curves out from a wall

casement

noun

a window that swings opens like a door

door

noun

a large flat object that you open when you want to enter or leave a building, room, or vehicle

dormer

noun

an upright window in a sloping roof

double glazing

noun

windows or doors that have two layers of glass, so that the building will be warmer and quieter

exit

noun

a door that leads out of a public place such as a room or building

fanlight

noun

a small window built above a door or another window

fire door

noun

a very strong door that you close to prevent fire from spreading from one room to another

fog

verb

if a window or mirror fogs, or if you fog it, it becomes covered with steam so that you cannot see through it or in it

French doors

noun

French windows

French windows

noun

a pair of glass doors that lead to a garden

front door

noun

the main door at the front of a house

hatch

noun

a door cut into the floor or ceiling of a ship, plane, or building that people or things can move through

hatch

noun

a small hole in the wall between two rooms in a house, or a small door that covers it

hatchway

noun

a hatch

lancet

noun

in architecture, a tall thin pointed window or space in a wall

lantern

noun

a structure at the top of a building with windows on all sides to let light into the building

oriel window

noun

a window that sticks out from a wall

patio door

noun

a glass door that leads onto a patio

picture window

noun

a large window consisting of a single piece of glass

revolving door

noun

a set of doors that spin around a central post

rose window

noun

a round window in a church with a pattern in the shape of a rose

sash window

noun

a window that is made with two pieces of glass, each in a separate frame, that fit together so that one frame slides past the other when you want to open or close the window

screen door

noun

a door with wire or plastic net in it that lets air into a building but keeps insects out

skylight

noun

a window in a roof or ceiling

sliding door

noun

a door that you open and close by sliding it

stable door

noun

a door on a stable

stable door

noun

a door in two halves, with a top part that can be left open when the bottom part is shut

swing door

noun

a door without a handle that you can push open from either side and that closes automatically

swinging door

noun

a swing door

transom

noun

a fanlight

trapdoor

noun

a small door that covers an opening in a floor, ceiling, or wall

way out

noun

an exit from a place

wind

verb

to make the window of a vehicle move up or down

window

noun

a frame in a wall with glass in it that lets light and air into a room and lets you see what is outside

double-glaze

verb

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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