curtain

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Singular
curtain

Plural
curtains

a window with curtains on either side
  1. (usually plural) Curtains are pieces of cloth that hang in front of a window, door, or stage.
    So I'll close the curtains and the room now will be quite dark.
    We put all the lights on and draw the curtains when we're going to go out.
    They got new curtains to match the carpet and the furniture.
  2. A curtain is a substance, or group of items that blocks your view or blocks access.
    The base of the rock is undercut, permitting walkers to pass behind the curtain of falling water.
    Suddenly she came out through the last curtain of trees and found herself looking down over sunlit green field.

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Plain form
curtain

Third-person singular
curtains

Past tense
curtained

Past participle
curtained

Present participle
curtaining

  1. If you curtain something off, you put a curtain around it.