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Definition of Curtain

Curtain

  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. That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
  3. That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
  4. A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
  5. To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.

Curtain Quotations

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill

I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
Bob Dylan

Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Maria Callas

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
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Curtain Translations

curtain in Afrikaans is gordyn
curtain in Danish is gardin
curtain in Dutch is overgordijn, gordijn, scherm, doek
curtain in Finnish is verho
curtain in French is rideau
curtain in German is Vorhang, Gardine
curtain in Italian is cortina, sipario
curtain in Latin is velum
curtain in Norwegian is gardin
curtain in Portuguese is cortina
curtain in Spanish is cortina
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