curfew curfew  /ˈkɜrfju/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the time that the curfew signal is sounded
  2. (n) a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
  3. (n) an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited

Usage(s):

  1. So far 40 or so curfew violators have been arrested in Helena, 10 to 15 of whom were charged with felony offenses.
  2. The curfew has been cut back to the period from dusk to dawn, and buses and private transportation are once again permitted.
  3. Many a citizen wondered what was happening to Jimmy Byrnes's midnight curfew.

News

  1. Louisiana town imposes curfew to cut crime

    The chief of police of Clinton, La., says he knows everyone in his small town, and that’s why he wants to keep it safe with an 11 p.m. curfew for all its residents.After 13 years with the Clinton police department, Chief Fred Dunn said he knows when crimes are going to occur. And they usually happen in the night hours.“The reason why I did the curfews is because of the businesses and home owners ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Police chief imposes town-wide curfew to cut crime

    The chief of police of Clinton, La., says he knows everyone in his small town, and that’s why he wants to keep it safe with an 11 p.m. curfew for all its residents.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Juvenile curfew passes Cisco City Council vote, starts immediately

    Cisco juvenile curfew is now in effect.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

Quotes

  1. "Our curfew is midnight," said rookie Devin Hester, who played in college at Miami. "I told the guys everything starts (at South Beach) at 1 o'clock, so we'll already be in bed. Miami is a great place to visit and there are all kinds of...
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Devin Hester Source: USA Today

  2. "We don't have curfew year-round," Mangini said. "I'd rather everybody be home."
    on Oct 23, 2009 By: Eric Mangini Source: Canton Repository

  3. "Very few parliament members showed up because of the curfew," said Mohammed Abu Bakr, head of the parliament's media office.
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Abu Bakr Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
profusion profusion
/prə ˈfju ʒən /