What does turban mean?

Definitions for turban
ˈtɜr bəntur·ban

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turban(noun)

    a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head

  2. pillbox, toque, turban(noun)

    a small round woman's hat


  1. turban(Noun)

    Man's headdress made by winding a length of cloth round the head.

    Etymology: From turbant, from turbante, from tülbent, from دلبند, also the root of tulip.

  2. turban(Noun)

    Woman's close-fitting hat with little or no brim.

    Etymology: From turbant, from turbante, from tülbent, from دلبند, also the root of tulip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turban(noun)

    a headdress worn by men in the Levant and by most Mohammedans of the male sex, consisting of a cap, and a sash, scarf, or shawl, usually of cotton or linen, wound about the cap, and sometimes hanging down the neck

  2. Turban(noun)

    a kind of headdress worn by women

  3. Turban(noun)

    the whole set of whorls of a spiral shell


  1. Turban

    A turban, also known as bulle or dastar in some cultures, is a kind of headwear based on cloth winding. Featuring many variations, it is worn as customary headwear, usually by men. Communities with prominent turban-wearing traditions can be found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Near East, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of the Swahili Coast. Turbans worn in Pakistan and India are known as Pagri. Wearing turbans is common among Sikhs. In certain other faith communities, the headgear also serves as a religious observance, including among Muslims, who regard it as Sunnah Mu'akkadah. Additionally, turbans have often been worn by nobility. They are also sometimes donned to protect hair or as a headwrap for women following cancer treatments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turban

    tur′ban, n. a head-covering worn by Eastern nations, consisting of a cap with a sash wound round it: a circular head-dress worn by ladies: the whole whorls of a shell.—n. Tur′band (Shak.), a turban.—adj. Tur′baned, wearing a turban. [Earlier forms turbant, tulipant (Fr. turban, Port. turbante), from Pers. dulband.]

Editors Contribution

  1. turban

    A type of hat and product.

    Some cultures wear a turban as part of their identity and expression, some women wear a turban as an item of fashion and joyful expression.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2016  

Anagrams for turban »

  1. tanbur

  2. nutbar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turban in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turban in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of turban in a Sentence

  1. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez:

    Deputy Dhaliwal wore the turban, Deputy Dhaliwal represented Deputy Dhaliwal community with integrity, respect and pride and Deputy Dhaliwal was respected by all.

  2. Surjit Singh Malhi:

    My turban saved me, the way they were hitting me,( I thought) maybe I would die.

  3. Brian Murphy:

    I have learned that 99% of the men in the US that you see wearing a turban are Sikh, and not Muslim, but whether you are Sikh or Muslim, being persecuted for what you are wearing is ridiculous.

  4. Navdeep Bains:

    As a Sikh, wearing the turban is considered one of the most dutiful acts for a person of the faith and I am proud to represent my community. Unfortunately these types of incidents do occur from time to time to minorities in particular. But it should never become the norm, i will continue to promote diversity and inclusion across the country as our government has done since we took office.

  5. Jasmeet Singh:

    While I was at school, other students were making fun of me. They were removing my turban, hitting me and calling me Hindu and kaffir (infidel).

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