What is turn?

  • (verb): Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of.
    Example: "Turn a page of a book"
    Synonyms: turn over
    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 ... In other contexts, the intersection is called a median U-turn crossover or median U-turn ... design is also sometimes referred to as a boulevard turnaround or a thru turn intersection ...
The Clapper - In Popular Culture
... the title character uses The Clapper to turn on the lights in his apartment In the pilot episode of Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns, Leroy Brown talked about how he went to a store and asked an employee if the store were ... Connelly's TV so that he can turn it off from his apartment below by clapping ... while Marge says "We don't have a clapper" the gag ends with the lamp flying out the window to turn it off ...
Turn - Place Name
... England Turn Village, in Lancashire, England Czech Republic German name of Trnovany. ...
Slang (album) - Personnel - Additional Musicians
... Ram Naravan – intro sarangi sample on "Turn to Dust" Craig Pruess – string and percussion arranging and conducting on "Turn to Dust" Av Singh – dohl on "Turn to Dust" Shyam ...
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 ...

More definitions of "turn":

  • (verb): Pass to the other side of.
    Example: "Turn the corner"
    Synonyms: move around
  • (verb): Direct at someone.
    Example: "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • (verb): Get by buying and selling.
    Example: "The company turned a good profit after a year"
  • (verb): Alter the functioning or setting of.
    Example: "Turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • (verb): Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
  • (noun): A favor for someone.
    Example: "He did me a good turn"
    Synonyms: good turn
  • (verb): Move around an axis or a center.
    Example: "The wheels are turning"
  • (noun): A movement in a new direction.
    Synonyms: turning
  • (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): A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    Synonyms: act, routine, number, bit
  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Synonyms: go, spell, tour
  • (verb): To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.
    Example: "Turn the earth in the Spring"
    Synonyms: plow, plough
  • (noun): An unforeseen development.
    Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    Synonyms: turn of events, twist
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Synonyms: twist
  • (verb): To send or let go.
    Example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • (verb): Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to.
    Synonyms: call on
  • (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"
  • (noun): Turning away or in the opposite direction.
    Example: "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • (verb): Change color.
    Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • (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"
  • (noun): The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.
    Example: "He took a turn to the right"
    Synonyms: turning
  • (verb): Cause to move around or rotate.
    Example: "Turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • (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
  • (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): 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"
  • (noun): Taking a short walk out and back.
    Example: "We took a turn in the park"
  • (verb): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: change state
  • (verb): Accomplish by rotating.
    Example: "Turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • (verb): Undergo a change or development.
    Synonyms: become
  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: bout, round
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    Synonyms: release
  • (noun): A circular segment of a curve.
    Synonyms: bend, crook
  • (noun): The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
    Example: "It is my turn"
    Synonyms: play

Famous quotes containing the word turn:

    Do we honestly believe that hopeless kids growing up under the harsh new rules will turn out to be chaste, studious, responsible adults? On the contrary, by limiting welfare, job training, education and nutritious food, won’t we plant the seeds for another bumper crop of out-of-wedlock moms, deadbeat dads and worse?
    Richard B. Stolley (20th century)

    A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black beard will turn white, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon—or rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not “studying a profession,” for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)