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or por·tiere  (pôr-tyâr′)
A heavy curtain hung across a doorway.

[French, feminine of portier, porter, from Old French, from Late Latin portārius, from Latin porta, gate; see per- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌpɔːtɪˈɛə; French pɔrtjɛr)
(Furniture) a curtain hung in a doorway
[C19: via French from Medieval Latin portāria, from Latin porta door]
ˌportiˈèred adj


or por•tière

(pɔrˈtyɛər, -ˈtɪər, poʊr-; ˌpɔr tiˈɛər, ˌpoʊr-)

a curtain hung in a doorway to replace the door or for decoration.
[1835–45; < French portière < Medieval Latin portāria, n. use of feminine of Late Latin portārius]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portiere - a heavy curtain hung across a doorwayportiere - a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
curtain, drape, drapery, pall, mantle - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
References in classic literature ?
A moment later, the tapestry portière was raised, and the gypsy appeared on the threshold of the chamber, blushing, confused, breathless, her large eyes drooping, and not daring to advance another step.