The definition of a curtain is any sort of covering, especially a piece of cloth that covers a window or opening.(noun)
An example of a curtain is a long drape covering a stage before a play begins.
Curtain is described as to cover with or decorate with fabric.(verb)
An example of curtain is to put decorative coverings on the windows.
See curtain in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr cortine < LL(Ec) cortina, lit. a cauldron, enclosing circle of a theater, curtain (< IE base *(s)ker-, to curve); used in Vulg. instead of L cors, cohors (see court) to translate Gr aulaia, curtain (esp. in a theater) < aulē, open court, taken as if same word as L aula, pot: for IE base see oven
See curtain in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English cortine, from Old French, from Late Latin cōrtīna, from Latin cōrs, cōrt-, variant of cohors, court; see court .
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