The definition of a curfew is a time by which you must be home in the evenings, or is a designated time after which you have to stay inside.(noun)
If you are required to be in your home after 11:00 PM, this is an example of an 11:00 PM curfew.
See curfew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME curfeu < OFr covrefeu, lit., cover fire < covrir (see cover) + feu, fire < L focus, fireplace: see focus
See curfew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English curfeu, from Old French cuevrefeu : covrir, to cover; see cover + feu, fire (from Latin focus, hearth).
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