from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A heavy curtain hung across a doorway.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A curtain hung at a doorway, or entrance to a room, either with the door or to replace it, to intercept the view or currents of air, etc., when the door is opened, or for mere decoration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A curtain hanging across a doorway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
hanging, such as a heavy curtain, placed over a door.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, feminine of portier, porter, from Old French, from Late Latin portārius, from Latin porta, gate; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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From French portière, feminine of portier ("porter").
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