Associations to the word «Curtain»

Pictures for the word «Curtain»


CURTAIN, noun. A piece of cloth covering a window, bed, etc. to offer privacy and keep out light.
CURTAIN, noun. A similar piece of cloth that separates the audience and the stage in a theater.
CURTAIN, noun. (fortifications) The flat area of wall which connects two bastions or towers; the main area of a fortified wall.
CURTAIN, noun. (euphemistic) (also "final curtain") Death.
CURTAIN, noun. (architecture) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
CURTAIN, noun. (obsolete) (derogatory) A flag; an ensign.
CURTAIN, verb. To cover (a window) with a curtain; to hang curtains.
CURTAIN CALL, noun. The moment at the end of a performance when actors come back on the stage and thank the audience for applauding them for their performance.
CURTAIN CALLS, noun. Plural of curtain call
CURTAIN COATING, noun. A coating process in which an uninterrupted curtain of fluid falls onto a substrate transported underneath it by means of a conveyor belt.
CURTAIN LECTURE, noun. A scolding given by a wife to her husband in bed.
CURTAIN RAISER, noun. Alternative form of curtain-raiser
CURTAIN TWITCHER, noun. (British) (slang) A nosy person who watches his or her neighbours, typically from a curtained window.
CURTAIN TWITCHERS, noun. Plural of curtain twitcher

Dictionary definition

CURTAIN, noun. Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).
CURTAIN, noun. Any barrier to communication or vision; "a curtain of secrecy"; "a curtain of trees".
CURTAIN, verb. Provide with drapery; "curtain the bedrooms".

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