What does TURNOVER mean?

Definitions for TURNOVER
ˈtɜrnˌoʊ vərturnover

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. employee turnover, turnover rate, turnovernoun

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

  2. turnovernoun

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

  3. dollar volume, turnovernoun

    the volume measured in dollars

    "the store's dollar volume continues to rise"

  4. upset, overturn, turnovernoun

    the act of upsetting something

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


  1. turnovernoun

    The act of overturning something

  2. turnovernoun

    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. turnovernoun

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

    They only served me one apple turnover for breakfast.

  4. turnovernoun

    A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnovernoun

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

  2. Turnovernoun

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

  3. Turnovernoun

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

  4. Turnoveradjective

    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.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TURNOVER in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TURNOVER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of TURNOVER in a Sentence

  1. Mike Glennon:

    The first drive wasn’t very good, the second and third drives, we put together some long-play drives and just moved the ball. The last one, you don’t want to end with the turnover on whatever yard line, we were inside the 5.

  2. Andrew Medlar:

    The shorter the book, the more turnover, or circulation, the adult books on the list tend to be shorter, such as 1984 and To Kill a Mockingbird.

  3. Max Stier:

    You have an administration that got off to a very slow start filling its leadership positions, and continues to lag even now, the added element is the amount of turnover, especially at the top.

  4. Leigha Brown:

    We had a bad taste in our mouth how it ended, that’s in the back of our minds this whole season. It feels great. Leading 66-65 in OT, Emily Kiser made two free throws and Brown added a jumper that gave the Wolverines( 11-1) a five-point lead with 1:23 left. Baylor( 9-2) got within 70-68 and after a turnover had a chance to tie it, but Smith missed a drive down the lane with 15 seconds left. Maddie Nolan converted two free throws with 11.7 seconds left to seal the win. Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Baylor. With the game tied at 59, Baylor had a chance to win it at the end of regulation. After Michigan star Naz Hillmon fouled out with 22.2 seconds left, The Bears missed a drive by Jordan Lewis. After the ball went out of bounds off a Michigan player, Smith missed a turnaround jumper on the baseline.

  5. Barbara Miller:

    There's no question that labor costs will continue to rise and keeping people in what tend to be high-turnover jobs is more of a challenge.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. crate
    • B. abandon
    • C. ditch
    • D. wavering

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