What is turn?

  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Synonyms: go, spell, tour
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on turn:

Turn - Place Name
... England Turn Village, in Lancashire, England Czech Republic German name of Trnovany. ...
The Clapper - In Popular Culture
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... the intersection is called a median U-turn crossover or median U-turn ... 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 ...
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): Undergo a change or development.
    Synonyms: become
  • (verb): To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.
    Example: "Turn the earth in the Spring"
    Synonyms: plow, plough
  • (verb): To send or let go.
    Example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • (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): 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): 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): 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): Direct at someone.
    Example: "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • (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): Move around an axis or a center.
    Example: "The wheels are turning"
  • (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"
  • (noun): The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.
    Example: "He took a turn to the right"
    Synonyms: turning
  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
  • (noun): Taking a short walk out and back.
    Example: "We took a turn in the park"
  • (verb): Alter the functioning or setting of.
    Example: "Turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • (verb): Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to.
    Synonyms: call on
  • (noun): An unforeseen development.
    Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    Synonyms: turn of events, twist
  • (noun): Turning away or in the opposite direction.
    Example: "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • (verb): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: change state
  • (verb): Change color.
    Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • (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): Cause to move around or rotate.
    Example: "Turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • (noun): The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
    Example: "It is my turn"
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    Synonyms: release
  • (noun): A movement in a new direction.
    Synonyms: turning
  • (noun): A favor for someone.
    Example: "He did me a good turn"
    Synonyms: good turn
  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: bout, round
  • (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): 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): Get by buying and selling.
    Example: "The company turned a good profit after a year"
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Synonyms: twist

Famous quotes containing the word turn:

    In the centre of his cage
    The pacing animal
    Surveys the jungle cove
    And slicks his slithering wiles
    To turn the venereal awl
    In the livid wound of love.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    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)

    You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well...
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 5:38-40.

    Jesus.