Definition of Turn
1. Noun. A circular segment of a curve. "A crook in the path"
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Specialized synonyms: Bight
Derivative terms: Bend, Bend, Crook
2. Verb. Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense. "They turn the car down the avenue"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
Generic synonyms: Move
Also: Turn Away, Turn Back, Turn To
Derivative terms: Turning, Turning
3. Noun. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course. "He took a turn to the right"
Generic synonyms: Change Of Course
Specialized synonyms: Deflection, Deflexion, Deviation, Digression, Divagation, Diversion, Right, Left, Kick Turn, Stem, Stem Turn, Telemark, Swerve, Swerving, Veering, Three-point Turn, Version
4. Verb. Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action. "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Specialized synonyms: Arouse, Awake, Awaken, Come Alive, Wake, Wake Up, Waken, Black Out, Pass Out, Zonk Out, Come To, Resuscitate, Revive, Tense, Tense Up, Decompress, Loosen Up, Relax, Slow Down, Unbend, Unwind, Lose Weight, Melt Off, Reduce, Slenderize, Slim, Slim Down, Thin, Gain, Put On, Apparel, Clothe, Dress, Enclothe, Fit Out, Garb, Garment, Habilitate, Raiment, Tog, Cross-fertilise, Cross-fertilize, Conceive, Secularise, Secularize, Citrate, Equilibrate, Fall, Become, Get, Go, Decline, Worsen, Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate, Disengage, Overgrow, Concentrate, Break, Acetify, Acidify, Alkalify, Alkalise, Alkalize, Basify, Ionise, Ionize, Ossify, Catalyse, Catalyze, Get Worse, Relapse, Fluctuate, Break Loose, Burst Forth, Explode, Buy The Farm, Cash In One's Chips, Choke, Conk, Croak, Decease, Die, Drop Dead, Exit, Expire, Give-up The Ghost, Go, Kick The Bucket, Pass, Pass Away, Perish, Pop Off, Snuff It, Be Born, Cloud Over, Carbonise, Carbonize, Chill, Cool, Cool Down, Heat, Heat Up, Hot Up, Carbonise, Carbonize, Carburise, Carburize, Freeze, Boil, Burn, Combust, Emaciate, Frenchify, Thin, Inspissate, Thicken, Solvate, React, Dissolve, Fade Away, Fade Out, Discharge, Empty, Fill, Fill Up, Homogenise, Homogenize, Homogenise, Homogenize, Clabber, Clot, Curdle, Clot, Coagulate, Ferment, Sour, Work, Integrate, Precipitate, Calcify, Coke, Carnify, Chondrify, Emulsify, Denitrify, Esterify, Etherify, Thrombose, Open, Open Up, Close, Shut, Sorb, Take Up, Calm, Calm Down, Chill Out, Cool It, Cool Off, Settle Down, Simmer Down, Flourish, Fly High, Prosper, Thrive, Emancipate, Liberate, Get Into, Tangle With, Liquefy, Catch Fire, Combust, Conflagrate, Erupt, Ignite, Take Fire
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Grow, Become
Also: Turn Around, Turn Off
Derivative terms: Turning
5. Noun. (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession. "It is still my play"
Specialized synonyms: Move, Start, Starting, Innings, Attack, Down, At-bat, Bat, Lead, Ruff, Trumping, Trick
Generic synonyms: Activity
Category relationships: Game
6. Verb. Undergo a change or development. "He turned traitor"
Related verbs: Change State
Specialized synonyms: Boil Down, Come Down, Reduce, Choke, Suffocate, Nucleate, Add Up, Amount, Come
Generic synonyms: Metamorphose, Transform, Transmute
7. Noun. An unforeseen development. "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
Generic synonyms: Development
8. Verb. Cause to move around or rotate. "Turn your palm this way"
9. Noun. A movement in a new direction. "The turning of the wind"
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Reversal, Turn Around, Swerve, Yaw, Gyration, Revolution, Rotation, Coming Back, Return, Volution
10. Verb. Change to the contrary. "Public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Alternate, Flip, Flip-flop, Interchange, Switch, Tack, Turn The Tables, Turn The Tide, Commutate, Exchange, Switch, Switch Over, Correct, Rectify, Right, Falsify, Commute, Permute, Transpose, Metamorphose, Transfigure, Transmogrify, Regress, Retrovert, Return, Revert, Turn Back, Desynchronise, Desynchronize, Deconsecrate, Desecrate, Unhallow, Undo
Derivative terms: Reversal, Reverse, Reverse, Reversible
Also: Turn Off, Turn On
11. Noun. The act of turning away or in the opposite direction. "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
12. Verb. Pass to the other side of. "Move around the obstacle"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
13. Noun. Turning or twisting around (in place). "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
Specialized synonyms: Twiddle
Generic synonyms: Rotary Motion, Rotation
14. Verb. Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become. "John will turn angry"; "She grew angry"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Bald
Related verbs: Change State
Derivative terms: Growth
15. Noun. A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else). "A spell of work"
Generic synonyms: Duty Period, Shift, Work Shift
Derivative terms: Go
16. Verb. Let (something) fall or spill from a container. "Turn the flour onto a plate"
Generic synonyms: Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport
Specialized synonyms: Deflate, Throw
Derivative terms: Release
17. Noun. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Specialized synonyms: Top, Top Of The Inning, Bottom, Bottom Of The Inning
Group relationships: Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period
18. Verb. Move around an axis or a center. "The wheels are turning"
19. Noun. A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program. "It was one of the best numbers he ever did"
Generic synonyms: Performance, Public Presentation
Specialized synonyms: Show-stopper, Showstopper, Stopper
Derivative terms: Act, Act, Act
20. Verb. Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of. "They turn the coin "; "Turn a page of a book"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Evert, Leaf
Derivative terms: Turner
21. Noun. A favor for someone. "He did me a good turn"
22. Verb. To send or let go. "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
23. Noun. Taking a short walk out and back. "We took a turn in the park"
24. Verb. To break and turn over earth especially with a plow. "Turn the earth in the Spring"
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Entails: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over
Generic synonyms: Till
Specialized synonyms: Ridge, Disk, Harrow
Derivative terms: Plough, Ploughing, Plow, Plower, Plowing
25. Verb. Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel. "The girls turn the wooden sticks"; "Turn the clay on the wheel"
26. Verb. Change color. "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
27. Verb. Twist suddenly so as to sprain. "Did he turn his foot? "; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Derivative terms: Rick, Sprain, Twist, Wrench, Wrick
28. Verb. Cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics. "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
29. Verb. Accomplish by rotating. "Turn cartwheels"
30. Verb. Get by buying and selling. "The company turned a good profit after a year"
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
31. Verb. Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction. "Turn your dance partner around"
Specialized synonyms: Bring About
32. Verb. Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something. "People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
33. Verb. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form. "They turn the glass tubes"; "The strong man could turn an iron bar"
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Dent, Indent, Incurvate, Gnarl, Crank, Convolute, Convolve
Derivative terms: Bend, Bendable, Bender, Deformation, Deformation, Flexible
34. Verb. Alter the functioning or setting of. "Turn the heat down"
35. Verb. Direct at someone. "They turned their flashlights on the car"
36. Verb. Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to. "They turn him to write the letter"; "She turned to her relatives for help"
37. Verb. Go sour or spoil. "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
Generic synonyms: Change State
Related verbs: Ferment, Work
Derivative terms: Ferment, Ferment, Fermentation, Souring
38. Verb. Become officially one year older. "She is turning 50 this year"
Definition of Turn
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. n. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.
4. v. t. To make a turn about or around (something); to go or pass around by turning; as, to turn a corner.
Definition of Turn
1. Verb. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To become (gloss begin to be). ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To fundamentally change; to metamorphose. ¹
7. Verb. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe. ¹
9. Verb. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive of trees) To change the color of the leaves in the autumn. ¹
11. Verb. (qualifier usually with '''over''') To complete. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces. ¹
13. Verb. (intransitive cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces. ¹
14. Verb. (obsolete reflexive) To change one's course of action; to take a new approach. ¹
15. Verb. (context: professional wrestling intransitive) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or ''vice versa''. ¹
16. Verb. (soccer) Of a player, to go past an opposition player with the ball in one's control. ¹
17. Noun. A change of direction or orientation. ¹
18. Noun. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation. ¹
19. Noun. A single loop of a coil. ¹
20. Noun. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others. ¹
21. Noun. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players. ¹
22. Noun. 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
23. Noun. (''also'' '''turnaround''') The time required to complete a project. ¹
24. Noun. A fit or a period of giddiness. ¹
25. Noun. A change in temperament or circumstance. ¹
26. Noun. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight) ¹
27. Noun. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em. ¹
28. Noun. (context: poker obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em ¹
29. Noun. A deed done to another. ¹
30. Noun. (context: rope) A pass behind or through an object. ¹
31. Noun. character; personality; nature ¹
32. Noun. (soccer) An instances of going past an opposition player with the ball in one's control. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Turn
1. to move around a central point [v -ED, -ING, -S] : TURNABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Turn
1. 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 the adamantine spindle round." (Milton) "The monarch turns him to his royal guest." (Pope)
2. 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.
3. 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. "Expert when to advance, or stand, or, turn the sway of battle." "Thrice I deluded her, and turned to sport Her importunity." (Milton) "My thoughts are turned on peace." (Addison)
4. 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. "Therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David." (1 Chron. X. 14) "God will make these evils the occasion of a greater good, by turning them to advantage in this world." (Tillotson) "When the passage is open, land will be turned most to cattle; when shut, to sheep." (Sir W. Temple)
5. 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 Hindoo to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like. "The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee." (Deut. Xxx. 3) "And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness." (2 Sam. Xv. 31) "Impatience turns an ague into a fever." (Jer. Taylor)
6. 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. "I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned." (Shak)
7. Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt. "The poet's pen turns them to shapes." "His limbs how turned, how broad his shoulders spread !" (Pope) "He was perfectly well turned for trade." (Addison)
To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad. "Who turns a Persian tale for half a crown." (Pope)
To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc., as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.
To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach. To be turned of, be advanced beyond; as, to be turned of sixty-six. To turn a cold shoulder to, to treat with neglect or indifference. To turn a corner, to go round a corner. To turn adrift, to cast off, to cease to care for.