from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw out of a window.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window; compare transfenestrate.
- v. To throw out.
- v. To remove a Windows operating system from a computer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to throw (something or someone) out of a window.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. throw through or out of the window
I'm so happy I finally got to use that word "defenestrate" in my writing.
Did you know that "defenestrate" means to throw something or someone out of a window?
Nevertheless, whether it likes it or not, the University of Glasgow is still my alma mater and, truant and impostor though I may have been, I am saddened at its proposals to defenestrate its excellent modern languages department.
But I should think that CNN, MSNBC and ... well, just CNN and MSNBC, really ... would actually like to have the comfort of knowing that their on-air spouters and sermonizers weren't total hypocrites, and would defenestrate hosts who violate basic standards.
I am hoping for a hung parliament so the Tories can defenestrate him.
Graham says that many Republicans would rather defenestrate themselves than work with the White House.
The former was present with Washington's decision to defenestrate the Taliban regime after it hosted al-Qaeda.
Let the fear flow, and the public know, that you will not be afraid to defend yourself and your authority -- or to defenestrate those who violate the public trust.
Vista users in particular might be tempted to defenestrate their PC.
As for "delitescent", I'm adding it to my vocabulary as a word for which I do have a use along with "defenestrate".