1. People who have severe visual impairments
2. Something that keeps things out or hinders sight; SYN. screen.
3. A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
ETYM Old Eng. cortin, curtin,fr. Old Fren. cortine, curtine, French courtine, Late Lat. cortina, curtian, also, small court, small inclosure surrounded by walls, from cortis court. Related to Court.
1. Any barrier to communication or vision.
2. Hanging cloth used as a blind; SYN. drape, drapery, mantle, pall.
1. Arrangement in or of folds
2. A drapery especially for a window; curtain
3. A sterile covering used in an operating room — usually used in plural
4. The cut or hang of clothing
ETYM French draperie.
1. A covering for windows, usually made of hanging cloth.
2. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed.
3. Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
ETYM Old Eng. scren, Old Fren. escrein, escran, French écran, of uncertain origin; cf. German schirm a screen, Old High Germ. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or German schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or German schranne a railing.
1. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; SYN. cover, covert, concealment.
2. A white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing; SYN. silver screen, projection screen.
3. A decorative frame or panel serving to divide a space.
4. A metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors for protection (especially against insects).
5. The surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which an electronically created image is formed; SYN. crt screen.
ETYM Old Eng. shade, shadewe, schadewe, as. sceadu, scead; akin to os. skado, Dutch schaduw, Old High Germ. scato, (gen. scatewes), German schatten, Goth. skadus, Irish and Gael. sgath, and probably to Greek skotos darkness. Cf. Shadow, Shed a hat.
1. A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; SYN. tint, tincture, tone.
2. Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; SYN. shadiness, shadowiness.
3. Something that protects from direct sunlight.
ETYM Old Eng. shroud, shrud, schrud, as. scrűd a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skruth the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Swed. skrud dress, attire, and Eng. shred. Related to Shred, Shrood.
A line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute.
1. Any of various light sheer fabrics
1. Veil-like membrane; soft palate.
2. An annular membrane projecting inward from the margin of the umbrella in some jellyfishes (as the hydromedusae)
3. A swimming organ that is especially well developed in the later larval stages of many marine gastropods