What is turn?

  • (verb): Cause to move around or rotate.
    Example: "Turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
    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 ... also sometimes 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. ...
Slang (album) - Personnel - Additional Musicians
... 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 ...
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
... 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 ... Connelly's TV so that he can turn it off from his apartment below by clapping ... have a clapper" the gag ends with the lamp flying out the window to turn it off ...

More definitions of "turn":

  • (noun): An unforeseen development.
    Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    Synonyms: turn of events, twist
  • (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 favor for someone.
    Example: "He did me a good turn"
    Synonyms: good turn
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    Synonyms: release
  • (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): Undergo a change or development.
    Synonyms: become
  • (verb): Direct at someone.
    Example: "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Synonyms: go, spell, tour
  • (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): 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): A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    Synonyms: act, routine, number, bit
  • (verb): Accomplish by rotating.
    Example: "Turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • (verb): Alter the functioning or setting of.
    Example: "Turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • (verb): Pass to the other side of.
    Example: "Turn the corner"
    Synonyms: move around
  • (verb): Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to.
    Synonyms: call on
  • (verb): Change color.
    Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • (noun): The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.
    Example: "He took a turn to the right"
    Synonyms: turning
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Synonyms: twist
  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
  • (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
  • (noun): Taking a short walk out and back.
    Example: "We took a turn in the park"
  • (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): 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): 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): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: change state
  • (verb): Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (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): A movement in a new direction.
    Synonyms: turning
  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: bout, round
  • (noun): The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
    Example: "It is my turn"
    Synonyms: play

Famous quotes containing the word turn:

    It is necessary to turn political crisis into armed crisis by performing violent actions that will force those in power to transform the military situation into a political situation. That will alienate the masses, who, from then on, will revolt against the army and the police and blame them for this state of things.
    Carlos Marighella (d. 1969)

    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
    And thus the native hue of resolution
    Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
    And enterprises of great pith and moment
    With this regard their currents turn awry,
    And lose the name of action.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We operate exclusively with things that do not exist, with lines, surfaces, bodies, atoms, divisible time spans, divisible spaces—how could explanations be possible at all when we initially turn everything into images, into our images!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)