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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

We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.
Mikhail Gorbachev

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

You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
John Wesley Powell

A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
Virginia Woolf

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
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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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