curtain Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "curtain" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

curtainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɜr·tən/
a piece of cloth or other material that hangs across a window or space to decorate a room or to make it dark or private: In the restaurant, arches covered with beaded curtains divide the room. In a theater, the curtain is a large, movable sheet of heavy material that separates the stage from the area where people are sitting. The curtain is also the time at which a performance begins: The curtain is at 8 o’clock.
Translations of “curtain”
in Arabic سِتارة…
in Korean 커튼…
in Malaysian tirai…
in French rideau…
in Turkish perde…
in Italian tenda…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指布質的)簾,窗簾,門簾, 簾狀物,幕狀物, (舞臺上的)帷幕,幕布…
in Russian занавеска, занавес…
in Polish zasłona, kurtyna…
in Vietnamese màn cửa…
in Spanish cortina…
in Portuguese cortina…
in Thai ม่าน…
in German der Vorhang…
in Catalan cortina…
in Japanese カーテン…
in Indonesian tirai…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指布质的)帘,窗帘,门帘, 帘状物,幕状物, (舞台上的)帷幕,幕布…
(Definition of curtain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of curtain?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “curtain”

Definitions of “curtain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More