Definition of bay window in English:

bay window


  • A window built to project outwards from an outside wall.

    ‘he was sitting at his desk in the alcove of a bay window’
    • ‘The south-facing farmhouse was built in 1951 and features double bay windows to the front.’
    • ‘Two of the four bedrooms on the first floor are doubles with box bay windows, while the remaining two are good-sized singles.’
    • ‘She was in a well-furnished room, bookcases lined two walls, and three large bay windows made up the outside wall almost entirely.’
    • ‘On around one third of an acre, this gracious residence with double bay windows has not been occupied for a number of years and is in need of total refurbishment.’
    • ‘One idea is to have your contractor place a window a few feet down the wall from the bay window.’
    • ‘As well as a bay window with built-in window seats, there is another original fireplace.’
    • ‘The lights were off but the skylight and two large bay windows on the opposite wall provided more than enough light to see by.’
    • ‘A bay window with a window seat overlooks the front garden and two sets of double doors lead to the back garden.’
    • ‘Its highest point would be a curved white corner tower with bay windows, deep window recesses and balconies.’
    • ‘A lovely window seat has been built into one of the bay windows, and a pine floor has just been laid - the carpet was destroyed by our parties.’
    • ‘Among the most common are arches, Palladium windows, bay windows and skylights.’
    • ‘There's a fireplace in the living room and window seats or bay windows.’
    • ‘At the front of the house are two adjacent doubles, both with bay windows, picture rails and ceiling coving.’
    • ‘I watched as the rain fell outside my bay windows.’
    • ‘The room had a couple of advantages: a big black fireplace, a bay window on to the street, and orange walls.’
    • ‘Instead, a line of huge bay windows covered the left wall running the whole length of the mansion.’
    • ‘The air was beginning to clear, thanks to the big hole in the wall where the bay window used to be.’
    • ‘It was also bright in the room I had awoken in, early sunlight streaming in through the opened white blinds on the bay windows at the far wall of the room.’
    • ‘One of the navy blue curtains covered half of the huge bay window on the opposite wall.’
    • ‘While they were clearing away the debris, part of the wall surrounding the large bay window partially collapsed.’
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