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Definitions of curtain

  1. To inclose in, or as with, screens or curtains: curtain fire, a wall of dropping shells from massed artillery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To inclose or furnish with curtains. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To furnish with curtains. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To supply with curtains; separate, as by a curtain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To enclose with curtains: to furnish with curtains. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To inclose by means of curtains. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. any barrier to communication or vision; "a curtain of secrecy"; "a curtain of trees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp., drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A hanging screen which can be drawn up or aside. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Drapery hung round and inclosing a bed, etc.: the part of a rampart between two bastions: also, an ensign or flag. Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Hanging cloth for a bed or window; part of a rampart between two bastions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. An adjustable hanging covering, as of a window. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Something that conceals or separates. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Part of a rampart that connects two bastions or towers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A movable cloth hung round a bed, at a window, or in front of a stage; any piece of movable drapery used for concealment; the part of a wall or rampart which joins the flanks of two bastions together. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for curtain

  1. Then her face grew white and her lips trembled when she thought of Khaled sitting alone on the other side of the curtain with his sword upon his feet, waiting for the end. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Mr. Barnes raised the curtain over the window, letting in more light. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
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