What is turn?

  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: bout, round
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on turn:

Michigan Left
... intersection design which replaces each left turn with a permutation of a U-turn and a right turn ... contexts, the intersection is called a median U-turn crossover or median U-turn ... referred to as a boulevard turnaround or a thru turn intersection ...
Turn - Place Name
... England Turn Village, in Lancashire, England Czech Republic German name of Trnovany. ...
Frontside - Snowboarding
... When turning, backside is analogous to a toeside turn, and frontside is analogous to a heelside turn ... In the air, backside means that you turn the front of your body into the rotation first and frontside means you turn your back into the rotation first ...
The Clapper - In Popular Culture
... In the 1989 film Uncle Buck, the title character uses The Clapper to turn on the lights in his apartment In the pilot episode of Tyler Perry's Meet The ... Connelly's TV so that he can turn it off from his apartment below by clapping ... "We don't have a clapper" the gag ends with the lamp flying out the window to turn it off ...
Slang (album) - Personnel - Additional Musicians
... Spanish voice on "Slang" Ram Naravan – intro sarangi sample on "Turn to Dust" Craig Pruess – string and percussion arranging and conducting on "Turn to Dust" Av Singh – dohl ...

More definitions of "turn":

  • (noun): Turning away or in the opposite direction.
    Example: "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • (verb): Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to.
    Synonyms: call on
  • (verb): Cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics.
    Example: "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
  • (verb): Alter the functioning or setting of.
    Example: "Turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • (noun): The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.
    Example: "He took a turn to the right"
    Synonyms: turning
  • (verb): Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel.
    Example: "Turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
  • (verb): Pass to the other side of.
    Example: "Turn the corner"
    Synonyms: move around
  • (verb): Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something.
    Example: "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millenium"
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    Synonyms: release
  • (verb): Move around an axis or a center.
    Example: "The wheels are turning"
  • (noun): A favor for someone.
    Example: "He did me a good turn"
    Synonyms: good turn
  • (verb): Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense.
    Example: "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"
  • (verb): Get by buying and selling.
    Example: "The company turned a good profit after a year"
  • (verb): Direct at someone.
    Example: "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • (verb): Accomplish by rotating.
    Example: "Turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • (noun): A circular segment of a curve.
    Synonyms: bend, crook
  • (verb): Cause to move around or rotate.
    Example: "Turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
  • (verb): Undergo a change or development.
    Synonyms: become
  • (verb): Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction.
    Example: "Turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
  • (noun): Taking a short walk out and back.
    Example: "We took a turn in the park"
  • (verb): Change color.
    Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • (verb): To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.
    Example: "Turn the earth in the Spring"
    Synonyms: plow, plough
  • (verb): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: change state
  • (noun): The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
    Example: "It is my turn"
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of.
    Example: "Turn a page of a book"
    Synonyms: turn over
  • (verb): To send or let go.
    Example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • (noun): A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    Synonyms: act, routine, number, bit
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Synonyms: twist
  • (verb): Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (verb): Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    Example: "The strong man could turn an iron bar"
    Synonyms: flex, bend, deform, twist
  • (noun): A movement in a new direction.
    Synonyms: turning
  • (noun): An unforeseen development.
    Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    Synonyms: turn of events, twist
  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Synonyms: go, spell, tour

Famous quotes containing the word turn:

    And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    School success is not predicted by a child’s fund of facts or a precocious ability to read as much as by emotional and social measures; being self-assured and interested: knowing what kind of behavior is expected and how to rein in the impulse to misbehave; being able to wait, to follow directions, and to turn to teachers for help; and expressing needs while getting along with other children.
    Daniel Goleman (20th century)

    Tomorrow in the offices the year on the stamps will be altered;
    Tomorrow new diaries consulted, new calendars stand;
    With such small adjustments life will again move forward
    Implicating us all; and the voice of the living be heard:
    “It is to us that you should turn your straying attention;
    Us who need you, and are affected by your fortune;
    Us you should love and to whom you should give your word.”
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)