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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.

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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  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. Ted Turner:

    It's hard to believe it's been that long, but I'm so happy that TCM continues to be a success with audiences today, i think that sense of nostalgia that comes with watching old movies gives people a lot of joy, Ted Turner included ; and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

  2. Mark Jones:

    Sylvester Turner is effectively making this a partisan election and trying to take advantage of the 2-1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the city of Houston.

  3. Casey Neistat:

    That kind of entrepreneurial thinking… that kind of innovator’s thinking, just doesn’t really mesh necessarily with a larger entity like a [CNN parent company] Turner, that was where a lot of the struggles came from.

  4. Assistant US Attorney Artie McConnell:

    The complaint makes clear that in the wake of the results of the presidential election, this defendant greatly exceeded what can be considered political hyperbole, he used words like' carnage,'' extermination,'' assassination.' He encouraged people to take' offensive action' in an effort to threaten to kill members of the government including law enforcement agents, even going so far as calling for the bombing of an FBI building and citing the Turner Diaries, which has been the inspiration for numerous acts of terrorism including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

  5. Michael Bass:

    I’ve heard Jeff described in the last day as our North Star, and as the captain of our ship, the ship that he’s been building for the last 9 years. He’s been… both our guide and our protector in the many storms that we’ve faced... It’s been said over by a few people, but outside of Ted Turner, no one has had a bigger impact, or been more important to, or meant more to CNN, and I don’t think anyone loved it more either. On top of all of those things about being our Captain, and our guide and our North Star, Jeff, as so, so many of you know, was also our friend.

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    • A. indiscernible
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