Definitions of curtain

n hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

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
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

n 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

v provide with drapery

curtain the bedrooms”
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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