|Origin:||curtine, from Late Latin cortina, from Latin cohors 'enclosure, court'; COHORT|
cur‧tain1 S2 W3 [countable]
a piece of hanging cloth that can be pulled across to cover a window, divide a room etc:
red velvet curtains
draw/close/pull the curtains
Ella drew the curtains and switched the light on.
draw back/open the curtains
Shall I open the curtains?
a sheet of heavy material that comes down at the front of the stage in a theatre
the curtain goes up/rises
Before the curtain went up, the dancers took their places on stage.
a thick layer of something that stops anything behind it from being seen
a curtain of smoke
to cause or mark the end of a situation or period of time:
The decision brought down the curtain on a 30-year career.
used to say that someone will die or that something will end