Definitions for turn

Definitions for (noun) turn

Main entry: turn

Definition: taking a short walk out and back

Usage: we took a turn in the park

Main entry: turn, twist

Definition: turning or twisting around (in place)

Usage: with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Main entry: turn

Definition: the act of turning away or in the opposite direction

Usage: he made an abrupt turn away from her

Main entry: turn, turning

Definition: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

Usage: he took a turn to the right

Main entry: play, turn

Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Main entry: good turn, turn

Definition: a favor for someone

Usage: he did me a good turn

Main entry: turn, act, bit, number, routine

Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

Usage: he did his act three times every evening; she had a catchy little routine; it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Main entry: turn, turning

Definition: a movement in a new direction

Usage: the turning of the wind

Main entry: turn, turn of events, twist

Definition: an unforeseen development

Usage: events suddenly took an awkward turn

Main entry: crook, bend, turn, twist

Definition: a circular segment of a curve

Usage: a bend in the road; a crook in the path

Main entry: round, turn, bout

Definition: (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

Main entry: spell, go, tour, turn

Definition: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

Usage: it's my go; a spell of work

Definitions for (verb) turn

Main entry: sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn, twist

Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain

Usage: wrench one's ankle; The wrestler twisted his shoulder; the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell; I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days

Main entry: turn, grow

Definition: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

Usage: The weather turned nasty; She grew angry

Main entry: turn, change by reversal, reverse

Definition: change to the contrary

Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

Main entry: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Main entry: turn

Definition: become officially one year older

Usage: She is turning 50 this year

Main entry: turn

Definition: change color

Usage: In Vermont, the leaves turn early

Main entry: ferment, work, sour, turn

Definition: go sour or spoil

Usage: The milk has soured; The wine worked; The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

Main entry: call on, turn

Definition: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

Usage: She called on her Representative to help her; She turned to her relatives for help

Main entry: turn

Definition: direct at someone

Usage: She turned a smile on me; They turned their flashlights on the car

Main entry: turn

Definition: alter the functioning or setting of

Usage: turn the dial to 10; turn the heat down

Main entry: turn, twist, bend, flex, deform

Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Usage: bend the rod; twist the dough into a braid; the strong man could turn an iron bar

Main entry: release, turn

Definition: let (something) fall or spill from a container

Usage: turn the flour onto a plate

Main entry: turn

Definition: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel

Usage: turn the legs of the table; turn the clay on the wheel

Main entry: turn, plough, plow

Definition: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

Usage: Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week; turn the earth in the Spring

Main entry: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: 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

Main entry: turn, move around

Definition: pass to the other side of

Usage: turn the corner; move around the obstacle

Main entry: turn

Definition: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something

Usage: The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction; people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

Main entry: turn

Definition: to send or let go

Usage: They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion

Main entry: turn, turn over

Definition: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

Usage: turn a page of a book

Main entry: turn

Definition: cause to move around or rotate

Usage: turn a key; turn your palm this way

Main entry: turn

Definition: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction

Usage: turn your face to the wall; turn the car around; turn your dance partner around

Main entry: turn

Definition: move around an axis or a center

Usage: The wheels are turning

Main entry: turn

Definition: get by buying and selling

Usage: the company turned a good profit after a year

Main entry: turn

Definition: accomplish by rotating

Usage: turn a somersault; turn cartwheels

Main entry: become, turn

Definition: undergo a change or development

Usage: The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor

Main entry: turn

Definition: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

Usage: The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him; The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold

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