curtain [-s] n

ME cortine < L. cort─źna, curtain.

  1. Covering; screen; cloth window-covering; piece of material suspended by the top that can be withdrawn to the side; [fig.] division between life and death.
  2. Drape; [fig.] mist; fog; cloud bank.
  3. Sheet; [fig.] current of submarine water; anything that keeps one emotionally detached.