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curtains, plural;
  1. Provide with a curtain or curtains
    • - a curtained window
  2. Conceal or screen with a curtain
    • - a curtained-off side room
    • - her unbound hair curtaining her face
  1. A piece of material suspended at the top to form a covering or screen, typically one of a pair at a window
    • - she drew the curtains and lit the fire
    • - through the curtain of falling snow, she could just make out gravestones
  2. A screen of heavy cloth or other material that can be raised or lowered at the front of a stage

  3. A raising or lowering of such a screen at the beginning or end of an act or scene
    • - the art is to hold your audience right from the opening curtain
  4. A disastrous outcome
    • - it looked like curtains for me

  1. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  2. provide with drapery; "curtain the bedrooms"
  3. any barrier to communication or vision; "a curtain of secrecy"; "a curtain of trees"
  4. (curtained) furnished or concealed with curtains or draperies; "a curtained alcove"
  5. 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. Curtains hung over a doorway are known as portières. ...
  6. A curtain (cortina) is a short piece (20–60 seconds) of non-dance material, almost always music. that is played between tandas at a milonga (tango dance event). The curtain informs the dancers the tanda has ended. ...
  7. Curtain: Poirot's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1975Collins Crime Club – A checklist of First Editions Chris Peers, Ralph Spurrier and Jamie Sturgeon. ...
  8. In viticulture, the canopy of a grapevine includes the parts of the vine visible aboveground - the trunk, cordon, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. ...
  9. The Curtain Theatre was an Elizabethan playhouse located in Curtain Close, Shoreditch (part of the modern London Borough of Hackney), just outside the City of London. It opened in 1577, and continued staging plays until 1622.
  10. The Curtain is a seven-part essay by Milan Kundera, along with The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed composing a type of trilogy of book-length essays on the European novel.
  11. A piece of cloth covering a window to keep the sun from shining inside; A similar piece of cloth that separates the audience and the stage in a theater; The flat area of wall which connects two bastions or towers; the main area of a fortified wall; death; To cover (a window) with a curtain; to ...
  12. (Curtaining) A tarp or curtain temporarily hung to protect equipment, product, or rooms from dust created during floor preparation.
  13. (Curtaining) The excessive flow of paint on vertical surfaces causing imperfections, with thick lower edges in the paint film. (Also see Sagging.)
  14. (curtains) Attachable front and side enclosures that protect the helm area from weather.
  15. (Curtains) Fabric shirred or gathered onto a rod.
  16. (Curtains (Drapes)) A length of fabric hung from a pole or rod to decorate the window and give privacy.
  17. (Curtains) Coating defect: long horizontal runs in a coating film that occur on vertical surfaces when a coating is applied too heavily.
  18. (Curtains) Five types of MAINS: roll, contour, tab, drop (not pictured), and the most common the draw.
  19. (Curtains) Large sagging or runs of paint due to improper application.
  20. (Curtains) To dream of curtains, foretells that unwelcome visitors will cause you worry and unhappiness. Soiled or torn curtains seen in a dream means disgraceful quarrels and reproaches.
  21. (Curtains) Window coverings either hung from rings, or made with a casing so that it slips over a rod. Curtains are informal window coverings.
  22. (curtains) Controls that are attached to the window frame itself instead of being associated with the scene. The system uses curtains to render certain menus, filter and search, headers, panels, etc.
  23. (curtains) n. While we in the UK will call any cloth covering a window curtains, Americans tend to call longer ones drapes.
  24. An abbreviation for barrel and curtain.
  25. Those portions of a fortified wall which connect adjacent flanking-towers.