Meaning of curtain
Pronunciation: (kûr'tn), [key]
- a hanging piece of fabric used to shut out the light from a window, adorn a room, increase privacy, etc.
- a movable or folding screen used for similar purposes.
- a window shade.
- an 8:30 curtain.
- a set of hanging drapery for concealing all or part of the stage or set from the view of the audience.
- the act or time of raising or opening a curtain at the start of a performance:an 8:30 curtain.
- the end of a scene or act indicated by the closing or falling of a curtain:first-act curtain.
- an effect, line, or plot solution at the conclusion of a performance:a strong curtain; weak curtain.
- music signaling the end of a radio or television performance.
- (used as a direction in a script of a play to indicate that a scene or act is concluded.)
- anything that shuts off, covers, or conceals: a curtain of artillery fire.
- a relatively flat or featureless extent of wall between two pavilions or the like.
- the part of a wall or rampart connecting two bastions, towers, or the like.
- the end; death, esp. by violence: It looked like curtains for another mobster.
- to draw the curtain on a long career of public service.
- to bring to a close:to draw the curtain on a long career of public service.
- to keep secret.
- to lift the curtain on a new scientific discovery.
- to commence; start.
- to make known or public; disclose:to lift the curtain on a new scientific discovery.
- to provide, shut off, conceal, or adorn with, or as if with, a curtain.
- curtain (Thesaurus)