double glazing


double glazing
noun
a window with two panes of glass and a space between them; reduces heat and noise transmission through the window
Hypernyms: ↑window

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noun [noncount]
technical : two layers of glass that are set in a window to keep heat inside and reduce noise

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ˌdouble ˈglazing [double glazing double-glaze double-glazed] noun uncountable (especially BrE)
windows that have two layers of glass with a space between them, designed to make the room warmer and to reduce noise

We're having double-glazing fitted.

Derived Words:double-glaze double-glazed  
Collocations:
Decorating and home improvement
refurbish/renovate/ (BrE) do up a building/a house
convert a building/house/room into homes/offices/(especially NAmE) apartments/(BrE) flats
extend/enlarge a house/building/room/kitchen
build (BrE) an extension (to the back/rear of a house)/(NAmE) an addition (on/to sth)/(BrE) a conservatory
knock down/demolish a house/home/building/wall
knock out/through the wall separating two rooms
furnish/paint/ (especially BrE) decorate a home/house/apartment/flat/room
be decorated in bright colours/(especially US) colors/in a traditional style/with flowers/with paintings
paint/plaster the walls/ceiling
hang/put up/strip off/remove the wallpaper
install/replace/remove the bathroom fixtures/(BrE) fittings
build/put up shelves
lay wooden flooring/timber decking/floor tiles/a carpet/a patio
put up/hang/take down a picture/painting/poster/curtain
DIY/home improvement
do (BrE) DIY/carpentry/the plumbing/the wiring
make home improvements
add/install central heating/underfloor heating/insulation
fit/install double-glazing/a smoke alarm
insulate your house/your home/the walls/the pipes/the tanks/(especially BrE) the loft
fix/repair a roof/a leak/a pipe/the plumbing/a leaking (especially BrE) tap/(NAmE usually) faucet
block/clog (up)/unblock/unclog a pipe/sink
make/drill/fill a hole
hammer (in)/pull out/remove a nail
tighten/untighten/loosen/remove a screw
saw/cut/treat/stain/varnish/paint wood

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • double-glazing — [dub′əl glā′ziŋ] n. window glazing with two panes of glass having space between them to allow air to act as an insulator * * * …   Universalium

  • double-glazing — [dub′əl glā′ziŋ] n. window glazing with two panes of glass having space between them to allow air to act as an insulator …   English World dictionary

  • double glazing — n [U] BrE glass on a window or door in two separate sheets with a space between them, used to keep noise out and heat in >double glaze v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double glazing — ► NOUN ▪ windows having two layers of glass with a space between them, designed to reduce heat loss and exclude noise. DERIVATIVES double glaze verb …   English terms dictionary

  • double glazing — noun uncount BRITISH windows or doors that have two layers of glass, so that the building will be warmer and quieter …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-glazing — N UNCOUNT If someone has double glazing in their house, their windows are fitted with two layers of glass. People put in double glazing in order to keep buildings warmer or to keep out noise. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • double glazing — noun Double glazing is used before these nouns: ↑salesman …   Collocations dictionary

  • double glazing — /dʌbəl ˈgleɪzɪŋ/ (say dubuhl glayzing) noun glazing in which two layers of glass are separated by a dead air space. –double glazed, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • double glazing — Building Trades. glazing consisting of two thicknesses of glass with a dead air space between them. * * * …   Universalium

  • double glazing — dou′ble glaz′ing n. bui glazing consisting of two layers of glass with a dead air space between them dou′ble glazed′, adj …   From formal English to slang


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