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Definition of Curtain

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length of fabric (hung at a window, on the stage of a theater, etc.)
conceal with a curtain, screen; adorn with a curtain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
  
(n.)
That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
  
(n.)
That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
  
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curtain
\cur"tain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. curtained (-t?nd; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. curtaining.] to inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains. so when the sun in bed curtained with cloudy red.
curtain
\cur"tain\ (k?r"t?n; 48), n. [oe. cortin, curtin,fr. of. cortine, curtine, f. courtine, ll. cortina, curtian (in senses 1 and 2), also, small court, small inclosure surrounded by walls, from cortis court. see court.]
1. 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.
2. (fort.) that part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. see illustrations of ravelin and bastion.
3. (arch.) that part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
4. a flag; an ensign; -- in contempt. [obs.]


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 to draw a curtain 
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Meaning
Bring something to an end.
Origin
Theatrical origin.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
cuirtín
English Phonetics

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Caeadlen = n. a curtain
Croglen = n. a hanging; a curtain
Cylchedlen = n. a curtain
Llen = n. a veil; a curtain
Australian Slang
end, especially of life
(pl. n.) cobwebs
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
(synonym) drape, drapery, mantle, pall
(hypernym) blind, screen
(hyponym) drop curtain, drop cloth, drop
2. any barrier to communication or vision; "a curtain of secrecy"; "a curtain of trees"
(hypernym) barrier

Verb
1. provide with drapery; "curtain the bedrooms"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(derivation) drape, drapery, mantle, pall
Curtain Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
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wall enclosing a bailey, courtyard, or ward, generally constructed in stone
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CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
A speleothem in the form of a wavy or folded sheet hanging from the roof or wall of a cave, often translucent and resonant.
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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A curtain (sometimes known as a drape, mainly in the United States) is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light, or drafts, or water in the case of a shower curtain. A curtain is also the movable screen or drape in a theater that separates the stage from the auditorium or that serves as a backdrop.

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Bowling Termes 1.0
Anchor man missing in final frame when a spare would have won for his team.
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English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
skahan (pl. skahanu)
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide, made of fine linen, also eleven made of goat's hair, covered the tabernacle (Ex. 26:1-13; 36:8-17). (2.) The sacred curtain, separating the holy of holies from the sanctuary, is designated by a different Hebrew word (peroketh). It is described as a "veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work" (Ex. 26:31; Lev. 16:2; Num. 18:7). (3.) "Stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain" (Isa. 40:22), is an expression used with reference to the veil or awning which Orientals spread for a screen over their courts in summer. According to the prophet, the heavens are spread over our heads as such an awning. Similar expressions are found in Ps. 104:2l; comp. Isa. 44:24; Job 9:8.