Definition of Good turn

1. Noun. A favor for someone. "He did me a good turn"

Exact synonyms: Turn
Generic synonyms: Favor, Favour

Definition of Good turn

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Good Turn

good sense
good shape
good speller
good spirit
good spirits
good sport
good standing
good story
good temper
good things come to those who wait
good time
good time girl
good times
good to go
good turn (current term)
good turns
good value
good weather
good will
good wine needs no bush
good word
goodbye cruel world

Literary usage of Good turn

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1. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... good sense will hardly do it that good turn. An American wrote to me the other day: " As for our calling ourselves a great people, I think wo are a ..."

2. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1890)
"A good turn FOR JEREMY. OHN FRY had now six shillings a week of regular and permanent wage, besides all harvest and shearing money, as well as a cottage ..."

3. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"good turn explained. Read good turn experiences printed throughout this issue. Every man, woman and child present urged to take good turn pledge for one ..."

4. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a by Herman Melville (1850)
"JERMIN SERVES OS A good turn.—FRIENDSHIPS IN POLYNESIA. THK ship out of the way, we were quite anxious to know what was going to be done with us. ..."

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