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Definition of Turn

Babylon English

rotate something; be rotated; change position; change direction; change condition; become; cause to become; become disloyal; make hostile; become hostile; make nauseated or dizzy; release, send away; ferment
rotational movement; change of direction or position; change in condition; opportunity or responsibility for action which is given in order; mold for casting; period of action; action performed; purpose, goal; disposition; short walk or ride
Turn Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
Techie name for an Actor/Artiste. ("What time does the turn get here?")
Jon Primrose
Turn Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.
The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.
Successive course; opportunity enjoyed by alternation with another or with others, or in due order; due chance; alternate or incidental occasion; appropriate time.
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.
Monthly courses; menses.
Incidental or opportune deed or office; occasional act of kindness or malice; as, to do one an ill turn.
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.
Convenience; occasion; purpose; exigence; as, this will not serve his turn.
Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide.
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 /.
A round of a rope or cord in order to secure it, as about a pin or a cleat.
A pit sunk in some part of a drift.
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.
A court of record, held by the sheriff twice a year in every hundred within his county.
A circuitous walk, or a walk to and fro, ending where it began; a short walk; a stroll.
A change of condition; especially, a sudden or recurring symptom of illness, as a nervous shock, or fainting spell; as, a bad turn.
(v. t.)
To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.
(v. t.)
To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.
(v. t.)
To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt.
(v. i.)
To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.
(v. i.)
To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
(v. i.)
To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.
(v. i.)
To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
(v. i.)
To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales.
(v. i.)
To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
(v. i.)
To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\turn\ (?), v. t. to make a turn about or around (something); to go or pass around by turning; as, to turn a corner. the ranges are not high or steep, and one can turn a kopje instead of cutting or tunneling through it.

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 ill turn 
 turn on a dime 
 to bring up any one with a round turn 
 turn of life 
 to turn to flight 
 turn of the century 
 turn down 
 turn in 
 to turn the back on 
 to turn the back on one 
 to turn to account 
 turn indicator 
 quarter turn belt 
 turn of events 
 turn bench 
 to turn up 
 turn buckle 
 turn cap 
 to turn tippet 
 good turn 
 turn around 
 to turn the head 
 turn away 
 to a turn 
 round turn 
 turn thumbs down 
 about turn 
 turn to 
 to turn the corner 
 turn the scales 
 turn the tables 
 to turn upon 
 turn over 
 kick turn 
 turn screw 
 turn on 
 turn signal 
 to turn upside down 
 turn tail 
 to turn turtle 
 turn one`s stomach 
 to bring up with a round turn 
 turn out 
 to turn under 
 to turn to 

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 to turn over a new leaf 
 to turn out 
 to turn over 
 turn up the pressure 
 turn a blind eye 
 to turn one`s goods 
 to turn one`s hand to 

 turn off 
 quarter turn 
 turn the tide 
 to turn an honest penny 
 to turn one`s coat 
 to turn in the mind 
 to turn into 
 to turn head 
 to turn in 
 to turn the stomach of 
 to turn away 
 to turn back 
 to turn down 
 to turn around one`s finger 
 to turn aside 
 to turn against 
 to turn on 
 to turn adrift 
 to turn again 
 in turn 
 to turn a penny 
 to turn about 
 to turn a flange 
 to turn the edge 
 to turn a hostile army 
 to turn a cold shoulder to 
 to turn a corner 
 to turn 
 to turn the enemy`s flank 
 ampegravere turn 
 turn back 
 to turn the tables 
 to turn the die 
 turn a trick 
 turn and turn about 
 turn and turn about 
 to turn the scale 
 toll turn 
 turn a nice dollar 
 turn up 
 turn a nice penny 
 turn up the heat 
 turn a loss 
 to turn off 
 turn a nice dime 
 to turn round 
 to turn tail 
 to turn the back 

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The Phrase Finder
Change direction.
Originally a military command in the UK.
Cooked just right.
Food cooked on a spit had to be turned by hand.
Very quick.
A recent , i.e. 1980s, expression, originating in the UK.
From Shakespeare's Henry VI. Part III.
© 2004 The Phrase Finder. Take a look at Phrase Finder’s sister site, the Phrases Thesaurus, a subscription service for professional writers & language lovers.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
I turn: iontaím, otherwise: tiontaím, (t)iompaím
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Turn = n. a turn, a. round
Bugloddi = to turn up the ground
Chwi = n. a swift turn, pron. you
Chwid = n. a quick turn
Chwildro = n. a dizzy turn
Chwildroi = v. to turn dizzily
Chwimp = n. a turn; a hap
Chwyl = n. a turn; a course; a while; an event, ad. while, as long as
Chwyldro = n. a turn; a vortex
Chywlo = v. to turn, to revolve
Cildro = n. a turn back
Cildroi = v. to turn backward
Corddi = v. to turn, to churn
Damdroi = v. to turn round
Dychwel = n. a turn, course
Eluseraidd = a. of a charitable turn
Ffaig = n. extremity, a stop; a turn; an embarassment
Gordroi = v. to turn excessively
Gorthroi = v. to turn over
Grwalc = a turn up; fencework, battlement, a rail; cock of a hat
Gwaith = n. act, action; work; n. course, turn, time, ad. because, that,
Gwalcio = v. to turn up, to cock
Gwrthdro = n. a turn back
Gwyrgamu = v. to turn awry
Lleidiogi = v. to turn clayey
Llerthu = v. to turn frantic
Llibiniaw = v. to turn flaccid
Llwydo = v. to turn grey; to turn mouldy
Llwyg = n. a turn round; a mite
Llwygo = v. to turn round; to be in a maze; to be restive
Llwyn = n. a quick turn; a quirk; the loin; a grove; a bush
Maesa = v. to turn out; to evacuate
Maig = n. a sudden turn
Mantoli = v. to turn scales
Marwlanw = n. turn of a tide, high water
Mod = n. a circle; a turn; enclosure
Suro = v. to sour; to turn sour
Tindro = n. a turn of the tail
Torfa = n. turn; a tropic; glance
Tra = n. an extreme, an excess; a turn, adv. and prefix, over; very; whilst
Trafnid = n. a range; a turn, a change
Traigl = n. turn, revolution
Traill = n. trial, draught, turn
Treiglo = to turn round; to inflict
Tro = n. a turn; a time; a lax
Troi = v. turn, to revolve
Trosi = v. to turn out; to move onward; to move about
Trwc = n. a turn; a truck
Tum = n. a bend, a turn
Tur = n. a reverse, a turn up
Turio = v. to reverse; to turn
Turnio = v. to turn, to do turnery
Twrn = n. a round, a turn
Tyrchu = v. to burrow, to turn
Tyrfu = v. to rise up; to turn up; to contract, to skrink
Untro = n. what is of one turn, a. one turn
Ymddychwelyd = v. to turn one's self back
Ystraigl = n. a turn, a detour
Ystreigio = v. to turn, to roll
Ystumio = v. to form, to fashion, to bend, to turn
Shakespeare Words
to modulate
Australian Slang
stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
said to (or about) a person that smb. really doesn't like much
phrase wishing ill luck upon someone
boozy party
shut up woman
pretend not to see; avoid noticing that which one should oppose or condemn
betray (someone) (from "dingo" - Australian wild dog which is said to be treacherous and cowardly)
turn traitor or begin acting cowardly
1. start a fight; 2. engage in sexual intercourse enthusiastically: “She really turns it on”; 3. engage in some activity enthusiastically, as dancing, complaining, etc.
1. phrase suggesting disbelief or impatience; 2. (used imperatively) stop it! shut up!
1. stop listening, thinking, etc.; 2. cause sexual revulsion: “He really turns me off”; 3. that which or one who excites disgust, revulsion, disinterest, etc., especially sexual
1. show or display suddenly: “turn on the charm”; 2. experience heightened awareness under the influence of a drug; 3. arouse sexually; 4. that which or one who excites interest, enthusiasm, etc., especially sexual
cry loudly and profusely, especially for the sake of gaining sympathy or getting one's own way
to stop what smb. says or does, as it's not right
surprise; unexpected reversal of fortune
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
WordNet 2.0

1. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
(synonym) bend, crook
(hypernym) curve, curved shape
(hyponym) bight
2. the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
(synonym) turning
(hypernym) change of course
(hyponym) diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation
3. the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
(synonym) play
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) move
(part-holonym) game
4. an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
(synonym) turn of events, twist
(hypernym) development
(derivation) grow
5. a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
(synonym) turning
(hypernym) movement, motion
(hyponym) reversal, turn around
(derivation) change by reversal, reverse
6. turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
(hypernym) change of direction, reorientation
7. turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
(synonym) twist
(hypernym) rotation, rotary motion
(hyponym) twiddle
8. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
(synonym) go, spell, tour
(hypernym) shift, work shift, duty period
9. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
(synonym) bout, round
(hypernym) playing period, period of play, play
(hyponym) top, top of the inning
(classification) sport, athletics
10. 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"
(synonym) act, routine, number, bit
(hypernym) performance, public presentation
(hyponym) show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
11. a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
(synonym) good turn
(hypernym) favor, favour
12. taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
(hypernym) walk

1. 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 others' needs"
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) twist
(see-also) backtrack, turn back, double back
2. undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
(synonym) become
(hypernym) transform, transmute, metamorphose
(hyponym) reduce, come down, boil down
(verb-group) change state
(derivation) turn of events, twist
3. 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"
(synonym) change state
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken
(see-also) turn around, pick up
(verb-group) become
(derivation) turn of events, twist
4. cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) reorient
(derivation) twist
5. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
(synonym) grow
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) bald
(verb-group) change state
(derivation) turn of events, twist
6. to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
(hypernym) send, direct
7. pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
(synonym) move around
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(derivation) turning
8. move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) revolve, go around, rotate
9. cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
(synonym) turn over
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) evert
(derivation) turner, food turner
10. 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"
(synonym) change by reversal, reverse
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop
(see-also) switch on, turn on
(derivation) turning
11. to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
(synonym) plow, plough
(hypernym) till
(hyponym) ridge
(entail) dig, delve, cut into, turn over
(classification) farming, agriculture, husbandry
12. change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
(hypernym) grow
13. cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(verb-group) become
14. let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
(synonym) release
(hypernym) transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
(hyponym) deflate
15. 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"
(synonym) twist, sprain, wrench, wrick, rick
(hypernym) injure, wound
16. shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
(hypernym) form
(derivation) turner
17. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
(synonym) sour, ferment, work
(hypernym) change state
(verb-group) ferment, work
18. accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
(hypernym) do, perform
(derivation) turner
19. get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
(hypernym) get, acquire
(classification) commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
20. 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"
(hypernym) move, displace
21. 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 millenium"
(hypernym) send, direct
(hyponym) take up
22. 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"
(synonym) flex, bend, deform, twist
(hypernym) change shape, change form, deform
(hyponym) indent, dent
23. alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
(hypernym) operate, control
24. direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
(hypernym) aim, take, train, take aim, direct
25. 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"
(synonym) call on
(hypernym) appeal, invoke
26. become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
(hypernym) senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate
Turn Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Used in the context of general equities. Reversal, unwind.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Turn Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of sexual perversion
Turn Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Abbreviation Airbus A340
True, Turn
Turn Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Turn may refer to:

Dance and sports
  • Turn (dance and gymnastics), rotation of the body
  • Turn (swimming), reversing direction at the end of a pool
  • Turn (professional wrestling), a transition between face and heel
  • Turn, a quality of spin bowling in cricket

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Traversal Using Relays around NAT (TURN) is a protocol that assists in traversal of network address translators (NAT) or firewalls for multimedia applications. It may be used with the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP). It is most useful for clients on networks masqueraded by symmetric NAT devices. TURN does not aid in running servers on well known ports in the private network through a NAT; it supports the connection of a user behind a NAT to only a single peer, as in telephony, for example.

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Turn Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Trader unique reference number
To start the back 9 holes.
Bowling Termes 1.0
Motion of the hand and wrist toward pocket area at point of ball release.
Turn Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Lexicon of Tiddlywinks
n one shot, or a sequence of shots, made by the player of a color, where each shot after the first one is an extra shot resulting from a wink of that color being potted on a previous shot. Compare with free turns
Turn Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Music Glossary
A group of four or five notes winding around the principal note (see the principal motif of the first movement of Beethoven's String Quartet Op.18, No.1).
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
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