What does turn mean?

Definitions for turn
tɜrnturn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

  2. turn, turningnoun

    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    "he took a turn to the right"

  3. turn, playnoun

    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

    "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"

  4. turn, turn of events, twistnoun

    an unforeseen development

    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

  5. turning, turnnoun

    a movement in a new direction

    "the turning of the wind"

  6. turnnoun

    the act of turning away or in the opposite direction

    "he made an abrupt turn away from her"

  7. twist, turnnoun

    turning or twisting around (in place)

    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"

  8. go, spell, tour, turnnoun

    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

    "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

  9. turn, bout, roundnoun

    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

  10. act, routine, number, turn, bitnoun

    a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

    "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

  11. turn, good turnnoun

    a favor for someone

    "he did me a good turn"

  12. turnverb

    taking a short walk out and back

    "we took a turn in the park"

  13. turnverb

    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

    "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

  14. change state, turnverb

    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

    "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

  15. become, turnverb

    undergo a change or development

    "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"

  16. turnverb

    cause to move around or rotate

    "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"

  17. change by reversal, turn, reverseverb

    change to the contrary

    "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

  18. turn, move aroundverb

    pass to the other side of

    "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"

  19. turn, growverb

    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

    "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"

  20. turn, releaseverb

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    "turn the flour onto a plate"

  21. turnverb

    move around an axis or a center

    "The wheels are turning"

  22. turn, turn oververb

    cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

    "turn a page of a book"

  23. turnverb

    to send or let go

    "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"

  24. plow, plough, turnverb

    to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

    "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"

  25. turnverb

    shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel

    "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"

  26. turnverb

    change color

    "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"

  27. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rickverb

    twist suddenly so as to sprain

    "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

  28. turnverb

    cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

    "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

  29. turnverb

    accomplish by rotating

    "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"

  30. turnverb

    get by buying and selling

    "the company turned a good profit after a year"

  31. turnverb

    cause to move along an axis or into a new direction

    "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"

  32. turnverb

    channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something

    "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"

  33. flex, bend, deform, twist, turnverb

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

    "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

  34. turnverb

    alter the functioning or setting of

    "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"

  35. turnverb

    direct at someone

    "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"

  36. call on, turnverb

    have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

    "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"

  37. sour, turn, ferment, workverb

    go sour or spoil

    "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

  38. turnverb

    become officially one year older

    "She is turning 50 this year"

Wiktionary

  1. turnnoun

    A change of direction or orientation.

    Give the handle a turn, then pull it.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  2. turnnoun

    A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  3. turnnoun

    A single loop of a coil.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  4. turnnoun

    A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.

    They took turns playing with the new toy.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  5. turnnoun

    One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  6. turnnoun

    A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  7. turnnoun

    (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.

    They quote a three-day turn on parts like those.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  8. turnnoun

    A fit or a period of giddiness.

    I've had a funny turn.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  9. turnnoun

    A change in temperament or circumstance.

    She took a turn for the worse.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  10. turnverb

    Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  11. turnverb

    To change the direction or orientation of.

    Turn the knob clockwise.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  12. turnverb

    To change one's direction of travel.

    Turn right here.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  13. turnverb

    To position (something) by folding it.

    Turn the bed covers.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  14. turnverb

    To become .

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  15. turnverb

    To fundamentally change; to metamorphose.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  16. turnverb

    To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.

    The prisoners turned on the warden.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  17. turnverb

    To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.

    She turned the table legs with care and precision.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  18. turnverb

    To sour or spoil; to go bad.

    This milk has turned; it smells awful.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  19. turnnoun

    A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  20. turnnoun

    The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  21. turnnoun

    The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  22. turnnoun

    A deed done to another.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  23. turnnoun

    A pass behind or through an object.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  24. turnnoun

    character; personality; nature

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  25. turnnoun

    An instances of going past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  26. turnverb

    To change the color of the leaves in the autumn.

    The hillside behind our house isn't generally much to look at, but once all the trees turn it's gorgeous.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  27. turnverb

    To complete.

    They say they can turn the parts in two days.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  28. turnverb

    Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  29. turnverb

    Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  30. turnverb

    To change one's course of action; to take a new approach.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  31. turnverb

    To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

  32. turnverb

    Of a player, to go past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.

    Etymology: From turnen, from turnian, tyrnan and torner, both from tornare, from tornus, from τόρνος, from tere-. Cognate with þrawan. More at throw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnverb

    to cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other sides in given directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head

  2. Turnverb

    to cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat

  3. Turnverb

    to give another direction, tendency, or inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to incline differently; -- used both literally and figuratively; as, to turn the eyes to the heavens; to turn a horse from the road, or a ship from her course; to turn the attention to or from something

  4. Turnverb

    to change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote

  5. Turnverb

    to change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; -- often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like

  6. Turnverb

    to form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal

  7. Turnverb

    hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt

  8. Turnverb

    to translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad

  9. Turnverb

    to make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly

  10. Turnverb

    to sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach

  11. Turnverb

    to move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns on his heel

  12. Turnverb

    hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact

  13. Turnverb

    to result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue

  14. Turnverb

    to be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road

  15. Turnverb

    to be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one color turns to another; to turn Mohammedan

  16. Turnverb

    to undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well

  17. Turnverb

    to become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc

  18. Turnverb

    to become giddy; -- said of the head or brain

  19. Turnverb

    to be nauseated; -- said of the stomach

  20. Turnverb

    to become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales

  21. Turnverb

    to change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide

  22. Turnverb

    to bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery

  23. Turnverb

    to invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted

  24. Turnnoun

    the act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel

  25. Turnnoun

    change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide

  26. Turnnoun

    one of the successive portions of a course, or of a series of occurrences, reckoning from change to change; hence, a winding; a bend; a meander

  27. Turnnoun

    a circuitous walk, or a walk to and fro, ending where it began; a short walk; a stroll

  28. Turnnoun

    successive course; opportunity enjoyed by alternation with another or with others, or in due order; due chance; alternate or incidental occasion; appropriate time

  29. Turnnoun

    incidental or opportune deed or office; occasional act of kindness or malice; as, to do one an ill turn

  30. Turnnoun

    convenience; occasion; purpose; exigence; as, this will not serve his turn

  31. Turnnoun

    form; cast; shape; manner; fashion; -- used in a literal or figurative sense; hence, form of expression; mode of signifying; as, the turn of thought; a man of a sprightly turn in conversation

  32. Turnnoun

    a change of condition; especially, a sudden or recurring symptom of illness, as a nervous shock, or fainting spell; as, a bad turn

  33. Turnnoun

    a fall off the ladder at the gallows; a hanging; -- so called from the practice of causing the criminal to stand on a ladder which was turned over, so throwing him off, when the signal was given

  34. Turnnoun

    a round of a rope or cord in order to secure it, as about a pin or a cleat

  35. Turnnoun

    a pit sunk in some part of a drift

  36. Turnnoun

    a court of record, held by the sheriff twice a year in every hundred within his county

  37. Turnnoun

    monthly courses; menses

  38. Turnnoun

    an embellishment or grace (marked thus, /), commonly consisting of the principal note, or that on which the turn is made, with the note above, and the semitone below, the note above being sounded first, the principal note next, and the semitone below last, the three being performed quickly, as a triplet preceding the marked note. The turn may be inverted so as to begin with the lower note, in which case the sign is either placed on end thus /, or drawn thus /

Freebase

  1. Turn

    Turn are an Irish band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turn

    turn, v.i. to whirl round: to hinge: to depend: to issue: to take a different direction or tendency: to become by a change, hence to rebel: to return: to be fickle: to result: to be shaped on the lathe: to sour: to become giddy: to be nauseated: to change from ebb to flow or from flow to ebb: to become inclined in the other direction.—v.t. to cause to revolve: to reverse: to pass round: to direct, apply: to send, drive: to fold, remake: to translate: to make sour: to change the position or the direction of: to nauseate, to make giddy: to direct the mind to: to infatuate or make mad: to cause to return with profit: to transfer: to convert: to form in a lathe: to shape: to round: to adapt: to blunt.—n. act of turning: new direction or tendency, disposition: a walk to and fro: chance: a turning-point, crisis: (mus.) a melodic embellishment, consisting of a principal tone with two auxiliary tones lying respectively next above and below it: a spell of work, a job: (coll.) a nervous shock: change: a winding: a bend: form: manner: opportunity, convenience: act of kindness or malice: a type turned upside down, owing to a temporary want of the proper letter.—ns. Turn′about, a merry-go-round; Turn′back, the strap from the hames to the hip-strap; Turn′buckle, a form of coupling so arranged as to regulate the length or tension of the connected parts; Turn′-cap, a chimney-cowl rotating on a vertical axis; Turn′coat, one who turns his coat—that is, abandons his principles or party; Turn′cock, one who turns on the water for the mains, regulates the fire-plugs, &c., of a water company.—adj. Turn′-down, folded down.—ns. Turn′er, one who, or that which, turns: a tumbler, gymnast, esp. a member of the German Turnvereine or gymnastic bodies, instituted by F. L. Jahn in 1811; Turn′ery, art of turning or of shaping by a lathe: things made by a turner, also the place where these are made: ornamentation by means of the lathe; Turn′ing, a winding: deviation from the proper course: turnery, the art of shaping wood, metal, ivory, or other hard substances into forms having a curved (generally circular or oval) transverse section, and also of engraving figures composed of curved lines upon a smooth surface, by means of a turning-lathe: (mil.) a manœuvre for turning an enemy's position: in pottery, the shaping of a vase: (pl.) chips; Turn′ing-lathe, a lathe used by turners; Turn′ing-point, the point on which a question turns, and which decides the case: a grave and critical period; Turn′ing-rest, a support on a lathe serving as a fulcrum for a hand turning-tool; Turn′ing-saw, a thin-bladed saw contrived for cutting curved wood for chair-backs, &c.—also Sweep-saw, Frame-saw, Scroll-saw; Turn′ing-steel, a piece of hard bar-steel for turning the edge of a tool, &c.; Turn′ing-tool, a tool for shaping the cutting edges of the tools used in seal-engraving; Turn′key, one who turns the keys in a prison: a warder; Turn′-out, the act of coming forth: a strike: a striker: a crowd of spectators: a carriage and its horses: quantity of produce yielded.—adj. Turn′over, made to be turned over or reversed.—n. act of turning over, upset, overthrow: a small pie made by turning half of the circular crust over the other which has been covered with fruit, &c.: an apprentice turned over to a new master to complete his apprenticeship: the total amount of the sales in a business for a specified time.—ns. Turn′pike, a gate set across a road to stop those liable to toll: a turnpike-road—originally a frame consisting of two cross-bars armed with pikes, and turning on a post; Turn′pike-man, a man who collects tolls at a tollgate; Turn′pike-road, a road on which turnpikes or tollgates are established; Turn′-screw, a screw-driver; Turn′skin, a werewolf; Turn′spit, one who turns a spit: a person engaged in some menial occupation: a long-bodied, short-legged dog employed to drive a wheel by which roasting-spits were turned—closely allied to the Dachshund (q.v.); Turn′stile, a revolving frame in a footpath which prevents the passage of cattle, but allows the passage of one person at a time; Turn′stile-reg′ister, a device for recording the number of persons passing through a turnstile; Turn′stone, a small grallatorial bird, intermediate between the true plovers and sandpipers, so called from its habit of turning over pebbles on the beach in search of food; Turn′-ta′ble (same as Traverse-table); Turn′-up, a disturbance: something that appears unexpectedly.—Turn about, to move the face or front to another quarter; Turn about, Turn and turn about, alternately; Turn a, or the, corner (see Corner); Turn a deaf ear to, to ignore; Turn adrift, to unmoor and let float away: to cast off; Turn again, to return: to make a stand; Turn against, to use to the injury of: to render hostile: to rebel against; Turn an enemy's flank, line, or position, to manœuvre so as to attack an enemy in the rear: to outwit; Turn a penny (see Penny); Turn around one's finger, to make any one subservient to one's will; Turn aside, to avert; to deviate: to avert the face; Turn away, to dismiss from service, to discharge: to avert, to look in another direction: to deviate, to depart from; Turn back, to cause to retreat: to return; Turn down, to double or fold down: to hide the face of: to lessen or lower; Turn forth, to expel; Turn in, to bend inward: to enter: (coll.) to go to bed; Turn into, to become by a process of change; Turn off, to deviate: to dismiss: to divert: to complete, achieve by labour: to shut off: (slang) to hang; Turn on, to set running (as water): to depend on: to confront in fight; Turn one's hand to, to apply one's self; Turn one's head, or brain, to make one giddy: to fill with pride or conceit; Turn out, to drive out, to expel: to put to pasture (as cattle): to make for market or for use: to project: to prove in the result: to muster: to leave one's work to take part in a strike: (coll.) to get out of bed; Turn over, to roll over: to change sides: to sell goods to the amount of: to examine by turning the leaves; Turn round, to reverse one's position or party; Turn the back, to flee, to retreat; Turn the back upon, to quit with contempt, to forsake; Turn the edge of, to blunt; Turn the scale, to decide, determine; Turn the stomach, to nauseate; Turn to, to have recourse to: to point to: to result in; Turn turtle (see Turtle); Turn up, to point upwards: to appear, happen: place with face up: to bring the point uppermost: to refer to in a book; Turn upon, to cast back upon, retort; Turn upside down, to throw into complete confusion.—Be turned of, to have advanced beyond—of age; By turns, one after another: at intervals; Ill turn, an injurious act: a change for the worse; In turn, in order of succession; Not to turn a hair, to be quite undisturbed or unaffected; On the turn, at the turning-point, changing; Serve a turn, to answer the purpose; Take one's turn, to occupy one's allotted place; Take turns, to take each the other's place alternately; To a turn, exactly, perfectly. [A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.]

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  1. Turn

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. turn

    That which is done by succession. Tour of duty, turn to go on duty.

  2. turn

    To give another direction, tendency, or inclination; to direct otherwise; to deflect. To turn a hostile army, to turn the enemy’s flank, and the like, to pass round and take a position behind it, or upon the side of it. To turn tail, to retreat ignominiously.

Editors Contribution

  1. turn

    To move in a specific direction.

    They did turn towards each other and affirm their wedding vows to each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #860

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #462

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turn' in Nouns Frequency: #547

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turn' in Verbs Frequency: #42

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of turn in a Sentence

  1. Jim Lewis:

    You can turn out the lights in Pyongyang, and they could turn out the lights in New York. Who loses more? There’s no way for us to win a trade, so (with) cyber (and) military largely off the table, (that) leaves you with public diplomacy and law enforcement. I know that’s not satisfying, but that’s the way it is.

  2. Philip Long:

    Youve got one life. I dont want to wake up and do the same thing every single day. Theres a whole world out there, he said. SoPinto, who has worked as an electrician at constructionsites, committed to cleaning up his diet and started hitting the gym. Pinto is 6-foot-1. For someone his age and height looking to enlist, the Armyhas set a maximum weight of 205 pounds. While his recruiterwas skeptical of Pintos goal at first, he supported him. They never put the effort into it, they never actually careenoughand they dont go anywhere. And then you turn around and you got someone like Luis.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    There are some specifics in there that could and should be changed. So I am hoping that's what happens now -- let's take the lemons and turn it into lemonade.

  4. Brian Valentine:

    At the end of the day, it is still a game of dice, no matter how strategic you are, you still don't really know how the game is going to turn out.

  5. nelson leonard mjwanga:

    never get hurt for few people who don't love you ,turn around and you will see a million of them who cares for you

Images & Illustrations of turn

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Translations for turn

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  • دور, لفArabic
  • редуване, смяна, развалям се, променям, прокисвам, стругувамBulgarian
  • girarCatalan, Valencian
  • obrat, otočit, točit, zahnoutCzech
  • suroWelsh
  • tur, snoning, bøjning, anfald, omdrejning, tilbøjelighed, ildebefindende, drejning, dobbeltslag, omgang, blive, vende, sur, dreje, vende sig mod, forvandleDanish
  • Zug, an der Reihe sein, Windung, Drehung, Umdrehung, Doppelschlag, dran sein, abwechseln, drehen, verwandeln, werden, drechseln, abbiegen, biegen, wenden, sich verfärben, sich verwandelnGerman
  • σειρά, περιστροφή, στροφή, απογίνομαι, κλείνω, γίνομαι, γυρίζωGreek
  • turno, girar, rebelar, volverSpanish
  • pöörlema, pöördumaEstonian
  • kierros, avokortti, kohtaus, käännös, vuoro, mutka, tyyppi, pyörähdys, teko, muutos, turn, toimitusaika, kääntyä, sorvata, muuttua, vastaan, kääntää, pilaantua, pyöriäFinnish
  • tour, tourner, devenirFrench
  • sníomh, iompaigh, éirigh, cas, deilIrish
  • car, turas, cuairt, tionndadh, tionndaidhScottish Gaelic
  • xirar, virarGalician
  • मोड़Hindi
  • fordít, forogHungarian
  • օյին, հերթ, պտույտ, թեքվել, շրջել, դառնալ, պտտվել, շրջվել, պտտելArmenian
  • belok, berbelok, berpalingIndonesian
  • beygja, snúaIcelandic
  • svolta, giro, periodo, mutamento, turno, lasso di tempo, spira, tipo, sterzata, spirale, lasso, china, virata, variazione, cambiamento, svoltare, completare, invertire, trasformare, ruotare, diventare, mutare, girare, divenire, virare, compiere, cambiareItalian
  • 巻き, 転機, 番, 工数, 回転, 転落, 裏返す, 変える, 紅葉つ, 謀反を起こす, 腐る, 変わる, 変質する, 反逆する, 翻す, 曲る, 回る, 紅葉ずJapanese
  • 돌다Korean
  • سوڕاندن‌, نۆره‌, خولانه‌وه‌, نۆبه‌, سوڕانه‌وه‌, سوڕاندن, قه‌دکردن, ئاوڕدانKurdish
  • vertō, torqueōLatin
  • правам, постанувам, навршувам, полнамMacedonian
  • pusing, putarkan, belok, belokkan, pusingkan, putarMalay
  • ချိုး, လှည့်Burmese
  • omwenteling, draai, beurt, winding, bocht, verkleuren, worden, draaien, afslaan, zich keren tegenDutch
  • vridning, sving, etter tur, tur, omdreining, vending, dreie, snu, svinge, forvandle, skru, endre, tørne, vende, bli, snurreNorwegian
  • تاوول, اړولPashto, Pushto
  • turno, espira, giro, prazo, girada, jogada, virada, vez, virar, tornear, tornar-se, girar, estragar, rebelar-sePortuguese
  • girarRomansh
  • învârtiRomanian
  • ход, оборот, поворот, очередь, виток, восстать, поворачивать, стать, завершить, свернуть, вращать, повернуть, повернуться, наточить, вертеться, превратиться, крутить, сворачивать, крутиться, сворачиваться, поворачиваться, восставать, точить, свернуться, вращаться, превращаться, вертеть, становиться, завершатьRussian
  • turas om, tur, svarva, gå emotSwedish
  • వంతు, తిరుగు, తిప్పు, తిరగబడుTelugu
  • เลี้ยวThai
  • tur, sıra, dönmek, döndürmekTurkish
  • поворотUkrainian
  • موڑUrdu
  • flekönVolapük
  • דרייעןYiddish
  • Chinese

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