turn meaning

EN[tɜːn] [tɝn] [-ɜː(r)n]
  • Turn may refer to:
A: Turn (14)
 B: Round turn
 C: Two round turns
A: Turn (14) B: Round turn C: Two round turns

    Definition of turn in English Dictionary

  • NounPLturns
    1. A change of direction or orientation.
      1. Give the handle a turn, then pull it. ‎
    2. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
      1. A single loop of a coil.
        1. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
          1. They took turns playing with the new toy. ‎
        2. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
          1. A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.
            1. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
              1. They quote a three-day turn on parts like those. ‎
            2. A fit or a period of giddiness.
              1. I've had a funny turn. ‎
            3. A change in temperament or circumstance.
              1. She took a turn for the worse. ‎
            4. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight).
              1. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
                1. (poker) OBS The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em.
                  1. A deed done to another.
                    1. One good turn deserves another. ‎
                    2. I felt that the man was of a vindictive nature, and would do me an evil turn if he found the opportunity  [ …] . ‎
                  2. (rope) A pass behind or through an object.
                    1. Character; personality; nature.
                      1. (soccer) An instance of going past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.
                      2. VerbSGturnsPRturningPT, PPturned
                        1. (heading) Non-linear physical movement.
                          1. the Earth turns;  turn on the spot ‎
                          2. Turn the knob clockwise. ‎
                          3. She turned right at the corner. ‎
                          4. She turned the table legs with care and precision. ‎
                          5. The poet's pen turns them to shapes.
                          6. turn the bed covers;  turn the pages ‎
                          7. turn to page twenty;  turn through the book ‎
                        2. (heading) VI To change condition or attitude.
                          1. The leaves turn brown in autumn.   When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty. ‎
                          2. The hillside behind our house isn't generally much to look at, but once all the trees turn it's gorgeous. ‎
                          3. Midas made everything turn to gold.  He turned into a monster every full moon. ‎
                          4. This milk has turned; it smells awful. ‎
                          5. to turn cider or wine ‎
                          6. Charlie turns six on September 29. ‎
                          7. The decision turns on a single fact. ‎
                          8. The prisoners turned on the warden. ‎
                          9. I'll look no more; / Lest my brain turn.
                          10. The sight turned my stomach. ‎
                        3. OBS (reflexive) To change one's course of action; to take a new approach.
                          1. VT (usually with over) To complete.
                            1. They say they can turn the parts in two days. ‎
                          2. VT (soccer) Of a player, to go past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.
                            1. Liverpool introduced Carroll for Spearing and were rewarded after 64 minutes when he put them back in contention. Stewart Downing blocked Jose Bosingwa's attempted clearance, which fell into the path of Carroll. He turned John Terry superbly before firing high past Cech.
                          3. To undergo the process of turning on a lathe.
                            1. Ivory turns well. ‎
                          4. (obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
                            1. (printing, dated) To invert a type of the same thickness, as a temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
                              1. (archaic) To translate.
                                1. to turn the Iliad ‎
                            2. More Examples
                              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                                • I'm about ready to turn into a pumpkin. You can stay up later if you want.
                                • ...and called him his father; this overpowered the brave man's heart, and obliged him to turn around, to prevent the tears that stood ready to gush from his eyes.
                                • The dork holding the torch — usually an eager first-time safari-goer - is soon sitting with eyes and lips clenched tight, turning blue from the effort of not inhaling bugs through his nose.
                              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                                • Turn up the thermostat! We're all turning into popsicles in here!
                                • Turn down the television so I can hear myself think.
                                • Turn the mixer on medium-high, and then do that thing professional cooks live in fear of being yelled at for: overwhip the cream!
                              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                                • When both kids want to ride shotgun with Mom, they'll just have to take turns.
                                • I'm washing-up under protest because it's not my turn.
                                • As a child, Mr. Leleux recalls, his unitasking took a culinary turn.
                            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                              1. Nouns
                                • Countable nouns
                                • Verbs
                                  • Ergative verbs
                                    • Intransitive verbs
                                      • Transitive verbs
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                                    Meaning of turn for the defined word.

                                    Grammatically, this word "turn" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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