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  • curfew — (n.) early 14c., evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour, from Anglo Fr. coeverfu (late 13c.), from O.Fr. cuevrefeu, lit. cover fire (Mod.Fr. couvre few), from cuevre, imper. of covrir to cover (see COVER (Cf. cover) (v.)) + feu fire… …   Etymology dictionary

  • curfew — ► NOUN 1) a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night. 2) the time at which such a restriction begins. ORIGIN originally denoting a regulation requiring fires to be extinguished at a fixed hour in… …   English terms dictionary

  • Curfew bell — The curfew bell was a bell rung in the evening in Medieval England as the signal for everyone to go to bed.[1] A bell was rung usually around eight o clock in the evening which meant for them to cover their fires deaden or cover up, not… …   Wikipedia

  • Curfew — This article is about the curfew law. For the band, see Curfew (band). For the song by Drive, see Curfew (song). For the song by Eddy Grant, see Message Man. A curfew is an order specifying a time after which certain regulations apply.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • curfew — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French coverfeu, signal given to bank the hearth fire, curfew, from coverir to cover + fu, feu fire, from Latin focus hearth Date: 14th century 1. the sounding of a bell at evening < the Curfew tolls the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curfew — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strict ▪ 24 hour, dusk to dawn ▪ night, night time ▪ 7 p.m., etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • curfew — /kerr fyooh/, n. 1. an order establishing a specific time in the evening after which certain regulations apply, esp. that no civilians or other specified group of unauthorized persons may be outdoors or that places of public assembly must be… …   Universalium

  • curfew — cur•few [[t]ˈkɜr fyu[/t]] n. 1) an order establishing a time in the evening after which certain regulations apply, esp. that no unauthorized persons may be outdoors or that places of public assembly must be closed 2) a regulation requiring a… …   From formal English to slang

  • curfew — n. 1 a a regulation restricting or forbidding the public circulation of people, esp. requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, usu. at night. b the hour designated as the beginning of such a restriction. c a daily signal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curfew —    To be rung in London at every parish church at the same hour as at St. Martin le Grand, 1282 (Riley, Mem. 21).    No one allowed to walk about the streets after this hour (ib. 24).    No taverns to be kept open (ib.) …   Dictionary of London

  • curfew — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bedtime, vespers; siren, tocsin, whistle. See indication. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. late hour, limit, time limit, check in time, evening, midnight, lockout*; see also limitation 1 . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

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