What does churn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. churn, butter churn(verb)

    a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk

  2. churn(verb)

    stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

  3. churn, boil, moil, roil(verb)

    be agitated

    "the sea was churning in the storm"

Wiktionary

  1. churn(Noun)

    A vessel used for churning.

    a butter churn

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

  2. churn(Noun)

    The time when a consumer switches his/her service provider.

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

  3. churn(Noun)

    The mass of people who are ready to switch carriers, expressed by the formula Customer Quits/Customer base.

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

  4. churn(Verb)

    To agitate rapidly and repetitively, or to stir with a rowing or rocking motion; generally applies to liquids, notably cream.

    Now the cream is churned to make butter.

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

  5. churn(Verb)

    To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

  6. churn(Verb)

    To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake.

    I was so nervous my stomach was churning.

    Etymology: From ċyrin. Cognate with West Frisian tsjerne and Dutch karnen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Churn(verb)

    a vessel in which milk or cream is stirred, beaten, or otherwise agitated (as by a plunging or revolving dasher) in order to separate the oily globules from the other parts, and obtain butter

    Etymology: [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See Churn, v. t.]

  2. Churn(verb)

    to stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in order to make butter

    Etymology: [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See Churn, v. t.]

  3. Churn(verb)

    to shake or agitate with violence

    Etymology: [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See Churn, v. t.]

  4. Churn(verb)

    to perform the operation of churning

    Etymology: [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See Churn, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Churn

    Churn is an album of recorded music by Shihad, released in New Zealand by Wildside Records on 12 July 1993 and in Europe on 25 June 1994 on Modern Music.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Churn

    churn, n. a machine used for the production of butter from cream or from whole milk.—v.t. to agitate cream so as to obtain butter.—v.i. to perform the act of churning.—ns. Churn′-drill, a drill worked by hand, not struck with the hammer, a jumper; Churn′ing, the act of making butter: the quantity of butter made at once; Churn′-staff, the plunger used in an upright churn: the sun-spurge. [A.S. cyrin; Ice. kirna, a churn; Dut. and Ger. kernen, to churn.]

Editors Contribution

  1. CHURN

    In IT Churn is the data change rate. Meaning if a Database server is performing a lot of transactions where data is being added/removed/changed then this Database is churning.

    Submitted by rinat on January 21, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of churn in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of churn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of churn in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Chaplin:

    Verizon has been losing subscribers in the first quarter for the last few years – churn is higher than gross adds, with the drop in switching activity induced by social distancing, Verizon should have benefited.

  2. Rich Greenfield:

    If I were these companies I would plaster the word 'churn' in everyone's offices, churn will kill.

  3. Judith Solomon:

    What we call churn in coverage is a big problem – i.e. people losing and regaining coverage over relatively short periods of time, a great deal of churn occurs at the time renewals of coverage are due but non-payment of premiums can also cause churn.

  4. Chief Executive Dexter Goei:

    We are confident that we'll resolve the quality and churn issues in coming quarters.

  5. Rachel West:

    In low-wage jobs, there is significant churn week-to-week, month-to-month, in hours, so many people can not control their hours in today's labor market.

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