What is turn?

  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on turn:

Michigan Left
... A Michigan left is an at-grade intersection design which replaces each left turn with a permutation of a U-turn and a right turn ... other 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 ...
Slang (album) - Personnel - Additional Musicians
... Gloria Flores – 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 on "Turn to Dust ...
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 Browns, Leroy Brown talked about how ... Connelly's TV so that he can turn it off from his apartment below by clapping ... the gag ends with the lamp flying out the window to turn it off ...
Frontside - Snowboarding
... 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 ...
Turn - Place Name
... England Turn Village, in Lancashire, England Czech Republic German name of Trnovany. ...

More definitions of "turn":

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

Famous quotes containing the word turn:

    And then ... he flung open the door of my compartment, and ushered in “Ma young and lovely lady!” I muttered to myself with some bitterness. “And this is, of course, the opening scene of Vol. I. She is the Heroine. And I am one of those subordinate characters that only turn up when needed for the development of her destiny, and whose final appearance is outside the church, waiting to greet the Happy Pair!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    O heart! O heart! if she’d but turn her head,
    You’d know the folly of being comforted.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)