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cur·few

 (kûr′fyo͞o)
n.
1. A regulation or rule requiring certain or all people to leave the streets or be at home at a prescribed hour.
2.
a. The time at which such a restriction begins or is in effect: a 10 pm curfew for all residents.
b. The signal, such as a bell, announcing the beginning of this restriction.

[Middle English curfeu, from Old French cuevrefeu : covrir, to cover; see cover + feu, fire (from Latin focus, hearth).]

curfew

(ˈkɜːfjuː)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official regulation setting restrictions on movement, esp after a specific time at night
2. the time set as a deadline by such a regulation
3. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe)
a. the ringing of a bell to prompt people to extinguish fires and lights
b. the time at which the curfew bell was rung
c. the bell itself
[C13: from Old French cuevrefeu, literally: cover the fire]

cur•few

(ˈkɜr fyu)

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 person to be home at a stated time, as one imposed by a parent on a child.
3. the time at which a daily curfew starts.
4. the period during which a curfew is in effect.
5. a signal, as the ringing of a bell, announcing the start of the time of a curfew.
6. a bell for sounding a curfew.
7. (in medieval Europe) the ringing of a bell at a fixed hour in the evening as a signal for covering or extinguishing fires.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French coverfeu, Old French covrefeu literally, (it) covers (the) fire. See cover, focus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curfew - the time that the curfew signal is soundedcurfew - the time that the curfew signal is sounded
deadline - the point in time at which something must be completed
2.curfew - a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
3.curfew - an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
حَظْرُ التَّجَوُّلمَنْع التَّجوُّل
zákaz vycházení
spærretidudgangsforbud
toque de quedacubrefuego
liikumiskeeld
ulkonaliikkumiskielto
redarstveni sat
kijárási tilalom
útgöngubann
夜間外出禁止令
통행 금지
komendanto valanda
komandanta stunda
zákaz vychádzania
utegångsförbud
การห้ามออกนอกบ้านยามวิกาล
sokağa çıkma yasağıkarartma
lệnh giới nghiêm

curfew

[ˈkɜːfjuː] Ntoque m de queda

curfew

[ˈkɜːrfjuː] ncouvre-feu m
to impose a curfew → décréter un couvre-feu
to be under curfew [people, town] → être sous couvre-feu
a dusk-to-dawn curfew → un couvre-feu du crépuscule jusqu'à l'aube

curfew

nAusgangssperre f, → Ausgehverbot nt; (old: = evening bell) → Abendglocke f; to be under curfewunter Ausgangssperre or Ausgehverbot stehen; to impose a curfeweine Ausgangssperre or ein Ausgehverbot verhängen; to lift the curfewdie Ausgangssperre or das Ausgehverbot aufheben; is the curfew still on?ist noch Ausgangssperre?

curfew

[ˈkɜːfjuː] ncoprifuoco

curfew

(ˈkəːfjuː) noun
an order forbidding people to be in the streets after a certain hour. There's a curfew in force from ten o'clock tonight.

curfew

حَظْرُ التَّجَوُّل zákaz vycházení spærretid Ausgangssperre απαγόρευση κυκλοφορίας toque de queda ulkonaliikkumiskielto couvre-feu redarstveni sat coprifuoco 夜間外出禁止令 통행 금지 avondklok portforbud godzina policyjna horário de recolher, recolher obrigatório комендантский час utegångsförbud การห้ามออกนอกบ้านยามวิกาล karartma lệnh giới nghiêm 宵禁
References in classic literature ?
uf and Philip de Malvoisin know the use of the curfew as well as William the Bastard himself, or e'er a Norman adventurer that fought at Hastings.
He walked with her back to the chateau; the curfew had tolled for the laborious villagers of Fleurieres, and the street was unlighted and empty.
The curfew had sounded long ago, and it was only at rare intervals now that they encountered a passer-by in the street, or a light in the windows.
At the hour of curfew, he was bound to extinguish his lamp, and we perceive how much he was favored, in being allowed to keep it burning even till then.
A second curfew in Nusaybin came just three days after an earlier curfew put in place on Nov.
Curfew was today lifted from three police station areas in the city while it was relaxed "indefinitely" in five other police station areas even as rest of Kashmir Valley remained under restrictions for the fifth consecutive day.
In other seven districts of Jammu region affected by communal riots, curfew continued for the fifth day after periodic relaxations on Tuesday.
We are very happy that the curfew has been lifted and we request the government that this shall not happen again as we have to suffer due to this," said Muhammad Shafi, a resident.
The easing of the curfew was announced a day after calls for protests by President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group largely fizzled out.
NINEWA/ Aswat al-Iraq: Security forces imposed here today a curfew in all parts of Mosul city.
The existing programme and our curfew remain intact.
A curfew would be unfair to all those who are well behaved.