Definitions of curtain
  1. noun
    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    synonyms: drape, drapery, mantle, pall
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    drop, drop cloth, drop curtain
    a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
    a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
    a drapery that covers the front of an altar
    a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
    shower curtain
    a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
    theater curtain, theatre curtain
    a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
    safety curtain
    a fireproof theater curtain to be dropped in case of fire
    a theater drop that appears opaque until it is lit from behind
    type of:
    blind, screen
    a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
  2. noun
    any barrier to communication or vision
    “a curtain of secrecy”
    “a curtain of trees”
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    anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
  3. verb
    provide with drapery
    curtain the bedrooms”
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    type of:
    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
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