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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
curtain (noun)
1.
a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up , especially window drapery
2.
a device or agency that conceals or acts as a barrier - compare iron curtain
3.
a) the part of a bastioned front that connects two neighboring bastions
b) (1) a similar stretch of plain wall
(2) a nonbearing exterior wall
4.
a) the movable screen separating the stage from the auditorium of a theater
b) the ascent or opening (as at the beginning of a play) of a stage curtain , also its descent or closing (as at the end of an act)
c) the final situation, line, or scene of an act or play
d) the time at which a theatrical performance begins
e) - end , especially - death it will be curtains for us if we're caught
curtain (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to furnish with or as if with - curtains
2.
to veil or shut off with or as if with a curtain
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
curtain (noun)
1.
something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth
SYNONIMS:
blanket, cope, cover, covering, coverture, cover-up, curtain, hood, mantle, mask, pall, penumbra, robe, shroud, veil, wraps
RELATED WORDS:
blind, concealer, screen, shield; fig leaf, Potemkin village, Trojan horse; camouflage, disguise, facade ( façade), face, mask, veneer; gloss, varnish
curtain (noun)
Array
pieces of cloth hung to darken, decorate, or divide a room
SYNONIMS:
curtains, drapes
RELATED WORDS:
hanging(s), shade, tapestry, window shade
curtain (noun)
Array
the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
SYNONIMS:
curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleep
RELATED WORDS:
casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter
NEAR ANTONYMS:
existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, rise
birth, nativity
curtain (verb)
to keep secret or shut off from view
SYNONIMS:
belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veil
RELATED WORDS:
bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shade
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spread
bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil
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