Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Architecture Having windows or windowlike openings.
  • adjective Biology Having fenestrae.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In architecture, having windows; windowed; characterized by windows.
  • Same as fenestral.
  • In surgical instruments, having large openings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Arch.) Having windows; characterized by windows.
  • adjective Same as Fenestrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective architecture Having windows

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin fenestrātus, past participle of fenestrāre, to furnish with windows, from fenestra, window.]

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Latin fenestro, from the noun fenestra ("window").

Examples

  • I was intrigued on how the owners managed to keep the plants on the wall surfaces alive in a non-fenestrated space.

    The Greenhouse Nightclub Interior by bluarch Architecture

  • A large Sunburst Honey Locust was planted the day after the foundations were poured to provide shade to the largely fenestrated south facing façade during the hot summer months.

    U-House by Natalie Dionne

  • Glassy north and south facades are contrasted with carefully fenestrated cast concrete east and west walls to protect privacy and provide thermal mass and solar protection.

    The Kolare Residence by DiMella Shaffer

  • His Metropolitan Correctional Center, also in that city, is a sculptural, humanitarian design wrapped in a 27-story, triangular-shaped, cleverly fenestrated skyscraper.

    J. Michael Welton: In Aspen, the Value of Architecture

  • Finally it became fenestrated, producing the classic torosaurus form.

    Triceratops Was Juvenile Form Of Another Species Of Dinosaur, Scientists Say

  • We sat in the huge fenestrated space, the house expensive beyond dreams, servants waiting somewhere, a beautiful woman, dresser of hair, a hardness to her mouth, fibro house in Broadmeadows floating out there in her past, sweet, sad memories of a patch of dying lawn, a father and a mother and a little girl.

    November 2007

  • We sat in the huge fenestrated space, the house expensive beyond dreams, servants waiting somewhere, a beautiful woman, dresser of hair, a hardness to her mouth, fibro house in Broadmeadows floating out there in her past, sweet, sad memories of a patch of dying lawn, a father and a mother and a little girl.

    Sunday Salon: conveying characters

  • We sat in the huge fenestrated space, the house expensive beyond dreams, servants waiting somewhere, a beautiful woman, dresser of hair, a hardness to her mouth, fibro house in Broadmeadows floating out there in her past, sweet, sad memories of a patch of dying lawn, a father and a mother and a little girl.

    Sunday Salon: conveying characters

  • Most have ornate, fenestrated frills, and the skulls are all fairly well-known.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Most have ornate, fenestrated frills, and the skulls are all fairly well-known.

    Life's Time Capsule: The Ceratopsians Gallery

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  • (*) fenestration,

    (n) having designed and placed openings,

    (*) etymology - latin - fenestra = a window

    May 8, 2009

  • better than being defenestrated

    May 8, 2009