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curtain

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Girl surrounded by curtains.

English

Etymology

From Old French cortine, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cortina.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
curtain

Plural
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  1. A piece of cloth covering a window to keep the sun from shining inside.
  2. A similar piece of cloth that separates the audience and the stage in a theater.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The flat area of wall which connects two bastions or towers; the main area of a fortified wall.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1, p. 220:
      Captain Rense, beleagring the Citie of Errona for us, [...] caused a forcible mine to be wrought under a great curtine of the walles [...].

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Verb

Infinitive
to curtain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to curtain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cover (a window) with a curtain; to hang curtains.

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