Definitions of curtain

  1. To inclose in, or as with, screens or curtains: curtain fire, a wall of dropping shells from massed artillery.
  2. To inclose or furnish with curtains.
  3. To furnish with curtains.
  4. To supply with curtains; separate, as by a curtain.
  5. To enclose with curtains: to furnish with curtains.
  6. To inclose by means of curtains.
  7. any barrier to communication or vision; " a curtain of secrecy"; " a curtain of trees"
  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.
  9. That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
  10. That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
  11. A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
  12. To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
  13. A hanging screen which can be drawn up or aside.
  14. Drapery hung round and inclosing a bed, etc.: the part of a rampart between two bastions: also, an ensign or flag. Shak.
  15. Hanging cloth for a bed or window; part of a rampart between two bastions.
  16. An adjustable hanging covering, as of a window.
  17. Something that conceals or separates.
  18. Part of a rampart that connects two bastions or towers.
  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.
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