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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turnoutnoun

    the group that gathers together for a particular occasion

    "a large turnout for the meeting"

  2. turnout, wideningnoun

    a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

  3. siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetracknoun

    a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

  4. output, outturn, turnoutnoun

    what is produced in a given time period

  5. outfit, getup, rig, turnoutnoun

    a set of clothing (with accessories)

    "his getup was exceedingly elegant"

  6. turnoutnoun

    attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)

    "the turnout for the rally"

  7. turnoutnoun

    (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip


  1. turnoutnoun

    attendance; crowd

    This restaurant had a pretty good turnout for a Wednesday night.

  2. turnoutnoun

    a place to pull off a road

    When towing a trailer, use the turnouts to let faster traffic pass.

  3. turnoutnoun

    a place where moveable rails allow a train to switch tracks; a set of points

  4. Etymology: From turn + out.


  1. turnout

    Turnout generally refers to the number of people who participate or attend in a particular event or activity, such as a voting election, a meeting, or a social function. It can also refer to the percentage of eligible participants who actually take part.


  1. Turnout

    In ballet, turnout is a rotation of the leg which comes from the hips, causing the knee and foot to turn outward, away from the center of the body. This rotation allows for greater extension of the leg, especially when raising it to the side and rear. Turnout is essential to classical ballet technique and is the basis on which all ballet movement follows.

Editors Contribution

  1. turnout

    To attend a specific location.

    The turnout for the election was nearly 100% which was remarkable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

Anagrams for turnout »

  1. outturn

  2. out-turn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnout in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of turnout in a Sentence

  1. Brad Raffensperger:

    Georgia's election laws strike an appropriate balance between election security and voter convenience, we saw record voter turnout in 2022, extremely high voter turnout for a midterm election, at levels that prove claims of voter suppression are just as trumped up as claims of stolen elections.

  2. Mohd Hashim:

    Don't worry. We set the date and the turnout target because we expect they will come out.

  3. Maribeth Witzel-Behl:

    We will have poll workers call us with turnout numbers at 11 and 4 o'clock on Election Day. We will have them let us know how many absentees they've processed so far, if they are behind, we will send additional help. We have a team of officials willing to travel anywhere and will travel from location to location to get absentee ballots processed.

  4. Sam Gill:

    The problem with the conventional wisdom is it tends to caricature who is a nonvoter, i think it's wrong to think that more turnout therefore means a Democratic win. There's nothing in this poll that suggests that should be the obvious [conclusion].

  5. Sheryl Threadgill-Matthews:

    Questions about redistricting and not knowing who's going to be the representative or what district voters might be in would cause some apathy. When voters get used to representation from one person they are familiar with it's easy, if someone got thrown into a district with an unknown candidate or someone that's been in office that's not known to us, that may cause some apathy and some low voter turnout.

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