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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 Synonyms

Bi, Number, Routine, Act

Turn Synonyms

Crook, Bend, Twist

Turn Synonyms

Bout, Round

Turn Synonyms

Spell, Go, Tour

Turn Synonyms

Good Turn

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Play

Turn Synonyms

Turn Of Events, Twist

Turn Synonyms

Turning

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Turning

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Twist

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Become

Turn Synonyms

Call On

Turn Synonyms

Turn Off, Change By Reversal, Turn On, Reverse

Turn Synonyms

Turn Off, Turn Around, Change State

Turn Synonyms

Twis, Bend, Deform, Flex

Turn Synonyms

Grow

Turn Synonyms

Turn Away, Turn To, Turn Back

Turn Synonyms

Move Around

Turn Synonyms

Plow, Plough

Turn Synonyms

Release

Turn Synonyms

Ferment, Sour, Work

Turn Synonyms

Turn Over

Turn Synonyms

Sprain, Ric, Wrick, Wrench, Twist

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.

Spanish Translation

Turn in Spanish is Giro

Tagalog Translation

Turn in Tagalog is Alap

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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