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Turn 1Definition: To cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other
sides in given
directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head.
Turn 2Definition: To cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat.
Turn 3Definition: To give another direction, tendency, or
inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to incline differently; used both literally and
figuratively; as, to turn the
eyes to the
heavens; to turn a horse from the road, or a ship from her course; to turn the attention to or from something.
Turn 4Definition: To change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote.
Turn 5Definition: To change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like.
Turn 6Definition: To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the
tables; to turn ivory or metal.
Turn 7Definition: Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt.
Turn 8Definition: To translate; to construe; as, to turn the
Turn 9Definition: To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle,
etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity
turns milk quickly.
Turn 10Definition: To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel
turns on its axis; a spindle
turns on a pivot; a man
turns on his heel.
Turn 11Definition: Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision
turns on a single fact.
Turn 12Definition: To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.
Turn 13Definition: To be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.
Turn 14Definition: To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or
changes; to grow; as, wood
turns to stone; water
turns to ice; one color
turns to another; to turn Mohammedan.
Turn 15Definition: To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory
Turn 16Definition: To become acid; to sour; said of milk, ale,
Turn 17Definition: To become giddy; said of the head or brain.
Turn 18Definition: To be nauseated; said of the stomach.
Turn 19Definition: To become inclined in the other direction; said of
Turn 20Definition: To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; said of the tide.
Turn 21Definition: To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
Turn 22Definition: To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
Turn 23Definition: The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.
Turn 24Definition: Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of
affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide.
Turn 25Definition: One of the successive
portions of a course, or of a series of
occurrences, reckoning from change to change; hence, a winding; a bend; a meander.
Turn 26Definition: A circuitous walk, or a walk to and fro, ending where it began; a short walk; a stroll.
Turn 27Definition: Successive course; opportunity enjoyed by alternation with another or with
others, or in due order; due chance; alternate or
incidental occasion; appropriate time.
Incidental or opportune deed or office; occasional act of kindness or malice; as, to do one an ill turn.
Turn 29Definition: Convenience; occasion; purpose; exigence; as, this will not serve his turn.
Turn 30Definition: Form; cast; shape; manner; fashion; used in a literal or figurative sense; hence, form of expression; mode of signifying; as, the turn of thought; a man of a sprightly turn in conversation.
Turn 31Definition: A change of condition; especially, a sudden or recurring symptom of illness, as a nervous shock, or fainting spell; as, a bad turn.
Turn 32Definition: A fall off the ladder at the gallows; a hanging; so called from the practice of causing the criminal to stand on a ladder which was turned over, so throwing him off, when the signal was given.
Turn 33Definition: A round of a rope or cord in order to secure it, as about a pin or a cleat.
Turn 34Definition: A pit sunk in some part of a drift.
Turn 35Definition: A court of record, held by the sheriff twice a year in every hundred within his county.
Turn 36Definition: Monthly
Turn 37Definition: An embellishment or grace (marked thus, commonly consisting of the principal note, or that on which the turn is made, with the note above, and the semitone below, the note above being sounded first, the principal note next, and the semitone below last, the three being performed quickly, as a triplet preceding the marked note. The turn may be inverted so as to begin with the lower note, in which case the sign is either placed on end thus or drawn thus
turn 38Definition: taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
turn 39Definition: turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
turn 40Definition: turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
turn 41Definition: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
turn 42Definition: the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
turn 43Definition: a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
turn 44Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
turn 45Definition: a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
turn 46Definition: an unforeseen development;
"events suddenly took an awkward turn"
turn 47Definition: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
turn 49Definition: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it''s my go"; "a spell of work"
turn 50Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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"
turn 51Definition: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
turn 52Definition: change to the contrary; "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"
turn 53Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
turn 54Definition: become officially one year older; "She is turning this year"
turn 55Definition: change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
turn 56Definition: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has
turned--we have to throw it out"
turn 57Definition: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her
relatives for help"
turn 58Definition: direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their
flashlights on the car"
turn 59Definition: alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to "turn the heat down"
turn 60Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
turn 61Definition: let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
turn 62Definition: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
turn 63Definition: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
turn 64Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to
turn 65Definition: pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
turn 66Definition: channel one''s attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to
boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a
turn 67Definition: to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the
turn 68Definition: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
turn 69Definition: cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
turn 70Definition: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
turn 71Definition: move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
turn 72Definition: get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
turn 73Definition: accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn
turn 74Definition: undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
turn 75Definition: cause to change or turn into something
characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The
alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"