Definition of curfew in English:
- The lists of candidates, their names and manifestos, were all but invisible and a strict curfew was imposed.
- All exits from the city were totally blocked from the morning and an indefinite curfew was imposed from 6pm.
- As with many parks around the city, a midnight curfew is imposed.
- The camp compensated by making a later curfew for those on time off.
- He walks further until one o'clock in the morning (past the curfew for apprentices) and ends up in the graveyard in Copp's Hill.
- My curfew was usually midnight, but not for dates.
Middle English (denoting a regulation requiring people to extinguish fires at a fixed hour in the evening, or a bell rung at that hour): from Old French cuevrefeu, from cuvrir 'to cover' + feu 'fire'. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.
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