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Definitions for Turner
ˈtɜr nər, ˈtʊər-turn·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Turner, Nat Turnernoun

    United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)

  2. Turner, Henry Hubert Turnernoun

    United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)

  3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William Turnernoun

    English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)

  4. Turner, Frederick Jackson Turnernoun

    United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)

  5. turnernoun

    a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein

  6. turnernoun

    a lathe operator

  7. turnernoun

    one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope

  8. turner, food turnernoun

    cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food


  1. turnernoun

    A person who turns and shapes wood etc. on a lathe

  2. turnernoun

    A kitchen utensil used for turning food.

  3. turner

    A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.

  4. turner

    a very dry pitch on which the ball will turn with ease

  5. turnernoun

    A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.

  6. Etymology: An occupational surname for a turner or tumbler.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Turnernoun

    One whose trade is to turn in a lathe.

    Etymology: from turn.

    Nor box, nor limes without their use are made,
    Smooth-grain’d and proper for the turner’s trade. Dryden.

    Some turners, to shew their dexterity in turning, turn long and slender pieces of ivory, as small as an hay-stalk. Joseph Moxon.


  1. turner

    A turner is a person who operates a lathe or similar tool in order to shape or manipulate materials, typically wood or metal. Additionally, "Turner" is also a popular surname in various cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnernoun

    one who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe

  2. Turnernoun

    a variety of pigeon; a tumbler

  3. Turnernoun

    a person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises


  1. Turner

    Turner is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 5,734 at the 2010 census. Turner includes the villages of Turner Center and North Turner. The town is part of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turner

    tur′nėr, n. a Scotch copper coin worth 2d., issued by James VI. [Prob. turney.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Turner is ranked #54 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Turner surname appeared 348,627 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 118 would have the surname Turner.

    64.2% or 223,993 total occurrences were White.
    30.1% or 105,041 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 8,297 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 7,774 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 2,092 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 1,464 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Turner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Turner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Turner in a Sentence

  1. Arthur C. Clarke:

    CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.

  2. Rick Turner:

    Everyone’s luggage was going missing, and Rick Turner It knew that Rick Turner It ’d be moving on [ from destination to destination ] every few days. This was the trip of a lifetime and Rick Turner It did n’t want to lose Rick Turner It luggage for any part of it.

  3. Princess Leia Lucas:

    My (Hebrew) name and history are As Real As The Royalty I Come From. I'm full of it, and a true Hamburger as well. My Mixed Mutt DNA includes the names: Stewart, Romanov, Grimaldi, Hassan, Kahn, Khan, Borjigin, Chakri, Nassau... and a few surprises, such as Lucas, Disney, Hyde, Hoover, Turner, Brennan, Colby, Hayden, Schlesinger, Gates, Helms,...Fisher, Ford... LOVE YOU GUYS! - From your very own: Princess, Countess...

  4. Derasha Merrett:

    She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person, i have cried so much, I cant cry anymore. She leaves behind a newborn and older daughter. Oglesby aspired to work with children. We grew up as cousins,Merrett said. We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids daycare. We all grew up in this little town. Were all family. Were all hurting behind this. Derrick Fudge, 57 TheSpringfield, Ohio resident was out with family members when he was killed, a sister of one of the shooting victims told the Daily News. Derrick Fudge (Facebook ) They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food, saidTwyla Southall. Logan Turner, 30 Logan Turner has just celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was out with friends Sunday morning, his mother told the Daily News. He obtained an engineering degree from theUniversity of Toledo and worked as a machinist in Springboro, Danita Turner said. He was very generous and loving and the worlds best son, she said. Everyone loved Logan. He was a happy go lucky guy. Springboro High School guidance counselor and coachRyan Wilhite posted a photo of Turner playing football. Heart is broken,he wrote. Such a great young man lost too soon. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and all of his teammates who loved him so much. Rest easy 78. Nicholas Cumer, 25 Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania who was workingas an intern at a Dayton facility for people battling cancer.

  5. Bill Haslam:

    William Turner was among the bravest American heroes to fight for our country in World War II, we are grateful that William Turner will be laid to rest on Tennessee soil and William Turner family will have the closure and certainty of truly knowing his final resting place.

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