Window vs Hole - What's the difference?

window | hole |

As a noun window

is an opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.

As a verb window

is to furnish with windows.

As a proper noun hole is

a municipality in buskerud, norway.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • *1952 , , Building in England , p.173:
  • *:A window is an opening in a wall to admit light and air.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall.  Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows , heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime.}}
  • An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
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  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the purser's office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.
  • (lb) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
  • A period of time when something is available.
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  • (lb) A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
  • A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
  • * (1663-1712)
  • *:till he has windows on his bread and butter
  • Coordinate terms

    * door

    Derived terms

    * bay window * bow window * cabinet window * casement window * Catherine-wheel window * compass window * dormer window * electric window * French window, french window * gable window * garret window * go out of the window, go out the window * Jesse window * Judas window, judas window * lancet window * lattice window * launch window * loop-window * low side window * lucarne window * luthern-window * maintenance window * mezzanine window * mullion window * Norman window * ogive window * oriel window * picture window * re-entry window * rose window * sash window * shop window * show window * storm window * therapeutic window * transfer window * transom window * trap window * trellis window * weather window * window bar * window blind * window box * window cleaner * window curtain * window display * window dresser * window-dressing * windowed * window envelope * window frame * windowfront * window gardening * window glass * windowing * window ledge * windowless * window manager * window of opportunity * window pane, windowpane * window plant * Windows * window sash * window screen * window seat * window-shopping * window sill, windowsill * window swallow * window tax * window washer


    (en verb)
  • To furnish with windows.
  • To place at or in a window.
  • Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see / Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down / His corrigible neck? — Shakespeare.



    (wikipedia hole)


    (en noun)
  • A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
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  • *(Bible), 2 (w) xii.9:
  • *:The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:the holes where eyes should be
  • * (1809-1892)
  • *:The blind walls were full of chinks and holes .
  • *
  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • #An opening in a solid.
  • #:
  • (lb) In games.
  • #(lb) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.
  • #(lb) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.
  • #:
  • #(lb) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
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  • #(lb) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.
  • #(lb) A card (also called a hole card ) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.
  • An excavation pit or trench.
  • (lb) A weakness, a flaw
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  • *2011 , - (We Are Young)
  • *:But between the drinks and subtle things / The holes in my apologies, you know /
  • (lb) A container or receptacle.
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  • (lb) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
  • (lb) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
  • (lb) An orifice, in particular the anus.
  • Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.
  • (lb) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.
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  • (lb) Difficulty, in particular, debt.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also * (solitary confinement) administrative segregation, AdSeg, block (UK), cooler (UK), hotbox, lockdown, pound, SCU, security housing unit, SHU, special handling unit

    Derived terms

    * ace in the hole * arsehole, asshole * black hole * bolthole * bullet hole * burn a hole in one's pocket * button hole * cakehole * countersunk hole * cubby hole * donut hole * dry hole * electron hole * fox-hole, fox hole, foxhole * glory hole * gnamma hole {{rel-mid3} * gunk-hole * hellhole * hole in one * hole-in-the-wall * hole punch * hole state * holey * in the hole * keyhole * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * loophole * man-hole, manhole * mouse-hole, mousehole * nineteenth hole * pesthole * pigeonhole * pilot hole * poophole * pothole * pritchel hole * rathole * sink hole * sound hole * toad-in-the-hole * top-hole * touch hole * watering hole * white hole * wonky hole


  • To make holes in (an object or surface).
  • (by extension) To destroy.
  • To go or get into a hole.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
  • to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars
  • To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.
  • (hele)
  • Derived terms

    * holeable * holer * hole up


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