Definition of Turban

1. Noun. A traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head.

Generic synonyms: Headdress, Headgear

2. Noun. A small round woman's hat.
Exact synonyms: Pillbox, Toque
Generic synonyms: Millinery, Woman's Hat

Definition of Turban

1. n. A headdress worn by men in the Levant and by most Mohammedans of the male sex, consisting of a cap, and a sash, scarf, or shawl, usually of cotton or linen, wound about the cap, and sometimes hanging down the neck.

Definition of Turban

1. Noun. Man's headdress made by winding a length of cloth round the head. ¹

2. Noun. Woman's close-fitting hat with little or no brim. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turban

1. a head covering worn by Muslims [n -S] : TURBANED [adj]

Medical Definition of Turban

1. 1. A headdress worn by men in the Levant and by most Mohammedans of the male sex, consisting of a cap, and a sash, scarf, or shawl, usually of cotton or linen, wound about the cap, and sometimes hanging down the neck. 2. A kind of headdress worn by women. 3. The whole set of whorls of a spiral shell. Origin: OE. Turband, turbant, tolibant, F. Turban, It. Turbante, Turk. Tulbend, dulbend, fr. Per. Dulband. Cf. Tulip. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turban

tuques
tur
turacin
turacins
turaco
turacoes
turacos
turacou
turacous
turacoverdin
turakoo
turanians
turanite
turanose
turatt
turban-shell
turban-top
turban-tops
turban shell
turban shells
turban squash
turban tumour
turband
turbands
turbaned
turbanize
turbanized
turbanless
turbanned

Literary usage of Turban

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1. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"The Steamer from Louisville—The Passengers—The Lady in the turban, and her refractory Charges—A Family of another Description—The Liliputian Listen and his ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"Her high-borne turban'd head she wags, and rolls her darkling eye, And courtesies to the ... Why wag your head with turban bound, yellow, red and green ? ..."

3. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"The servant who opened the door to him was a young girl, born and bred amongst the mountains, who had never seen an Asiatic dress of any sort : his turban, ..."

4. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and by John Smith (1836)
"There is a print, engraved by P. Louw, of a man with a short thick beard, and having on a turban cap. 4 A by 3ft. 2 in.—C. Preisler has also engraved the ..."

5. The Talisman: A Tale of the Crusaders by Walter Scott (1878)
"But closer inspection discerned in his turban that inestimable gem, which was called by the poets the Sea of Light; the diamond on which his signet was ..."

6. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"The great reforming Sultan Mahmud put down the turban, as he pnt down the ... He made all civil and military officials adopt the fez, while the turban only ..."

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