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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cur·few /ˈkɝ(ˌ)fju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cur·few n.
 1. The ringing of an evening bell, originally a signal to the inhabitants to cover fires, extinguish lights, and retire to rest, -- instituted by William the Conqueror; also, the bell itself.
    He begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock.   --Shak.
    The village curfew, as it tolled profound.   --Campbell.
 2. A utensil for covering the fire. [Obs.]
    For pans, pots, curfews, counters and the like.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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