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curfew 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈkərˌfyo͞o/,
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curfews, plural;
  1. A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night
    • - a dusk-to-dawn curfew
    • - the whole area was immediately placed under curfew
  2. The hour designated as the beginning of such a restriction
    • - to be out after curfew without permission was to risk punishment
  3. The daily signal indicating this


  1. the time that the curfew signal is sounded
  2. a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
  3. an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
  4. A curfew refers to one of the following: # An order by a government for certain persons to return home daily before a certain time. ...
  5. Curfew are a jazz fusion band from England. Having been described in the press as "jazz rock with a Weather Report sound", the band are the self-proclaimed pioneers of the electric jazz genre; combining traditional instrumentation and performance with modern MIDI techniques.
  6. Curfew is a 1989 film directed by Gary Winick.
  7. "Curfew" is a song by Drive, released as their first and only single in 1993. The lead vocals were by Julienne Davis and it featured Melanie Blatt, who later became known as a member of All Saints, under the name Melanie Guillaume. The single was released both in the United Kingdom and Germany.
  8. Spook Country is a 2007 novel by speculative fiction author William Gibson. A political thriller set in contemporary North America, it followed on from the author's previous novel, Pattern Recognition (2003). ...
  9. A regulation in feudal Europe by which fires had to be covered up or put out at a certain fixed time in the evening, marked by the ringing of an evening bell; The evening bell, which continued to be rung in many towns after the regulation itself became obsolete; Any regulation requiring people ...
  10. A requirement that a person must be at home after a certain time
  11. A police or military regulation requiring persons to keep off the streets after a designated hour. Order-in-Council of Feb. 24, 1942 restricted all Japanese Canadians to their homes from sunset to sunrise within the 100 mile protected area on the coast of BC. ...
  12. A time period scheduled in advance when no trains operate, allowing maintenance employees to work on track or signals.
  13. The name of a law, established during the reign of the English king, William, the conquerer, by which the people were commanded to dispense with fire and candle at eight o'clock at night. It was abolished in the reign of Henry I. ...
  14. A time, usually in the evening, set as a deadline beyond which inhabitants of a place cannot appear in public places
  15. law or rule that says something cannot be out after a certain time
  16. Absolute denial of the population to leave their homes or other structures into the public space for a specified period. Israeli occupation forces often impose curfew on entire villages and cities, enforceable by lethal force. ...
  17. n. an order to people to stay off the streets or to close their businesses