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Turn (IPA: /ˈtɝn/)


Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (v. t.)

Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt.

Turn (v. t.)

To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.

Turn (v. t.)

To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.

Turn (v. t.)

To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.

Turn (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.

Turn (v. i.)

Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.

Turn (v. i.)

To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.

Turn (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.

Turn (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.

Turn (v. i.)

To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.

Turn (v. i.)

To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.

Turn (v. i.)

To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.

Turn (v. i.)

To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.

Turn (v. i.)

To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales.

Turn (v. i.)

To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.

Turn (v. i.)

To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.

Turn (v. i.)

To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.

Turn (n.)

The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.

Turn (n.)

Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide.

Turn

Unit of angle

Turn

In turn-based games, an opportunity for one player or team to take an action

Turn

Reversal of direction of travel by a swimmer

Turn

Poker

Turn

Musical ornament

Turn (Last Name / Surname)

Turn is the #120,901 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 143 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"(...I didn't turn out ok at all.)" - Final Fantasy VIII

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Quoting his three year old son on a James Blunt song) Daddy, turn it off, it's spoiling my brain"" - Bill Bailey

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (to Marceline) Hey. Vampire Lady. Did I hear that you turn into a wolf sometimes? I sure know that feeling..." - Lego Dimensions

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To Scratch) Scratch, turn Sonic into atomic dust!" - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Example Sentence (Quote)

" *pant* *pant* I'm going to turn you in right now. Hey, wait... don't run! You basta-- *pant* *pant*" - BlazBlue


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