Definitions for Turnoverˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

turn•o•verˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər(n.)

  1. an act or result of turning over; upset.

  2. change or movement of people, as tenants, in, out, or through a place.

  3. the rate at which workers are replaced, esp. in a given period.

    Category: Business

  4. the amount of business done in a given time.

    Category: Business

  5. the rate at which items are sold and inventory replaced.

    Category: Business

  6. a change from one position, opinion, etc., to another.

  7. a reorganization of a political organization, business, etc.

  8. a baked pastry in which half the dough is turned over the filling and sealed.

    Category: Cooking

  9. (in basketball or football) the loss of possession of the ball to the opponents, through misplays or rule infractions.

    Category: Sport

  10. (adj.)capable of being turned over.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. employee turnover, turnover rate, turnover(noun)

    the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers

  2. turnover(noun)

    a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling

  3. dollar volume, turnover(noun)

    the volume measured in dollars

    "the store's dollar volume continues to rise"

  4. upset, overturn, turnover(noun)

    the act of upsetting something

    "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. turnover(noun)ˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər

    the rate at which people leave an organization

    a business with a high/low turnover; differences in turnover between schools

  2. turnoverˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər

    the value of products or services sold during a period

    the company's annual turnover of $44 million


  1. turnover(Noun)

    The act of overturning something

  2. turnover(Noun)

    The number of times a stock is replaced after being used or sold, a worker is replaced after leaving, or a property changes hands

  3. turnover(Noun)

    A pastry consisting of pastry or pie crust around sweet, often fruit filling.

    They only served me one apple turnover for breakfast.

  4. turnover(Noun)

    A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.

    The Nimrods committed another dismaying turnover en route to another humiliating loss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnover(noun)

    the act or result of turning over; an upset; as, a bad turnover in a carriage

  2. Turnover(noun)

    a semicircular pie or tart made by turning one half of a circular crust over the other, inclosing the fruit or other materials

  3. Turnover(noun)

    an apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time

  4. Turnover(adj)

    admitting of being turned over; made to be turned over; as, a turnover collar, etc


  1. Turnover

    A turnover is a type of pastry made by placing a filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, and sealing it. Turnovers can be sweet or savory and are often made as a sort of portable meal or dessert, similar to a sandwich. It is common for sweet turnovers to have a fruit filling and be made with a shortcrust pastry or puff pastry dough; savory turnovers generally contain meat and/or vegetables and can be made with any sort of dough, though a kneaded yeast dough seems to be the most common in Western cuisines. They are usually baked, but may be fried. Savory turnovers are often sold as convenience foods in supermarkets. Savory turnovers with meat or poultry and identified as a turnover in the United States have to meet a standard of identity or composition and should contain a certain amount of meat or poultry meat.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Turnover' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3332

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Turnover' in Nouns Frequency: #1411

Anagrams of Turnover

  1. overturn

Translations for Turnover

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the total value of sales in a business during a certain time

The firm had a turnover of $100,000 last year.

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