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Definitions of curtain

  1.   provide with curtains as of a room or a window
  2.   any barrier to communication or vision a curtain of secrecy a curtain of trees
  3.   hanging cloth used as a blind especially for a window
  4.   provide with drapery curtain the bedrooms
  5.   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
  6.   That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion
  7.   That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions towers etc
  8.   A flag an ensign in contempt
  9.   To inclose as with curtains to furnish with curtains
  10.   A hanging screen which can be drawn up or aside
  11.   To inclose in or as with screens or curtains curtain fire a wall of dropping shells from massed artillery
  12.   Drapery hung round and inclosing a bed etc the part of a rampart between two bastions also an ensign or flag Shak
  13.   To inclose or furnish with curtains
  14.   Hanging cloth for a bed or window part of a rampart between two bastions
  15.   To furnish with curtains
  16.   To supply with curtains separate as by a curtain
  17.   An adjustable hanging covering as of a window
  18.   Something that conceals or separates
  19.   Part of a rampart that connects two bastions or towers
  20.   A cloth hanging round a bed or at a window which may be drawn together or aside at pleasure a cloth hanging used in theatres to conceal the stage from the spectators that part of the rampart which is between the flanks of two bastions a tent or dwelling
  21.   To enclose with curtains to furnish with curtains
  22.   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
  23.   To inclose by means of curtains

Quotes of curtain

  1. I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies actually because they get more creative generally with a smaller budget The work is still the same I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain basically – Jennifer Beals
  2. But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for and I have had to play it and must play it till the curtain falls – Edwin Booth
  3. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent – Winston Churchill
  4. I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind – Grover Cleveland
  5. I had a jeep made up for Michael and he would take it on tour and he would hide behind it like a curtain – Rick Dees
  6. My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down – T. S. Eliot
  7. The road passed through a curtain of pine forest and came out on a flat rolling snow field In this field the sprawled or bunched bodies of Germans lay thick like some dark shapeless vegetable – Martha Gellhorn
  8. Conscience is the window of our spirit evil is the curtain – Douglas Horton
  9. With Hitchcock I had little relationship I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann his favorite composer in Torn Curtain after the bitter fight between them – Maurice Jarre
  10. Believe me it jabs you When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you you love to go out there every night It's like a race Curtain opens out you go and New York is yours – Angela Lansbury
  11. When we went on the air I didn't want to be interrupted for an act -one curtain – Norman Lear
  12. When the curtain falls the best thing an actor can do is to go away – Harold MacMillan
  13. Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain It lifts and the scenery is falling apart – Rainer Maria Rilke
  14. But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played a very significant role in maintaining the momentum of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War – Joseph Rotblat
  15. There's no twilight in the tropics Night falls like a curtain – Waldemar Young

Usage examples for curtain

  1. “ Mr Barnes raised the curtain over the window letting in more light – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  2. Look Halfoff as he spoke threw aside a curtain that hung across the end of the room – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  3. He wondered whether his father would see him through the curtain but he felt sure at the next moment that it was impossible – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  4. It is like the curtain coming down with the man's head still in the lion's mouth said he – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  5. Now the curtain went down for the time being – History of 'Billy the Kid' by Chas. A. Siringo
  6. All things which have lived through the summer welcome the autumn the twilight of the long hot day the grey curtain pulled down over a drama which is played out – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  7. 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
  8. “ A fold of the curtain of night had been lifted for a brief spell – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. Finally the curtain was up and the play was on – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  10. The only music was that which came from behind the curtain at the rear – Some Forerunners of Italian Opera by William James Henderson
  11. The door opened the Inche Maida passed through and as the curtain fell down again and covered the opening Hilton turned angrily upon his friend – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  12. Then smiling again he lifted the curtain of the zemindar's bed with his left hand – Bengal Dacoits and Tigers by Maharanee Sunity Devee
  13. The curtain rose on the first scene of The Caprice – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  14. “ A gentleman pulled the curtain aside – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  15. The curtain had gone up – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  16. He did not say anything and after a silent minute he let fall the curtain and moved softly away – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  17. The curtain had fallen – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. The curtain went up the very next afternoon – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. The next consideration will be the curtain – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  20. Draw that curtain back and you will see mine – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Rhymes for curtain