from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of throwing something, or someone, out of a window.
- n. High profile removal of a person from an organization.
- n. The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act of throwing (something or someone) out of a window.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of throwing out of the window: as, the defenestration of Prague in 1618, when Bohemian insurgents broke up a meeting of imperial commissioners and threw two of their number out of the window, an act which preluded the Thirty Years' war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
From de- + Latin fenestra, window.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested circa 17th century, from Latin dē ("from, out") + fenestra ("window"), historically, it was used as an act of political dissent, notably the Defenestrations of Prague. (Wiktionary)