Definition of Turn out
1. Verb. Be shown or be found to be. "She turned up HIV positive"
2. Verb. Prove to be in the result or end. "It turns out that he was right"
3. Verb. Produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery. "This factory turns out saws"
4. Verb. Result or end. "How will the game turn out?"
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Eventuate, Work Out
5. Verb. Come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons. "How many people turned out that evening?"
6. Verb. Bring forth,. "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
Specialized synonyms: Spin Off, Seed, Crop, Overbear, Fruit
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Also: Bear Out
7. Verb. Put out or expel from a place. "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
Specialized synonyms: Evict, Force Out, Evict, Show The Door, Bounce, Exorcise, Exorcize
Generic synonyms: Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Derivative terms: Ejection, Ejector, Exclusion
8. Verb. Come and gather for a public event. "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"
9. Verb. Outfit or equip, as with accessories. "The actors were turned out lavishly"
10. Verb. Turn outward. "Ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
11. Verb. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch. "Turn out the lights"
Specialized synonyms: Kill
Generic synonyms: Flip, Switch, Throw
Antonyms: Switch On
12. Verb. Get up and out of bed. "Sam and Sue turn out"; "He uprose at night"
Antonyms: Go To Bed, Turn In
Derivative terms: Rise, Riser
Definition of Turn out
1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To result; end up. ¹
2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To attend; show up. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To extinguish a light or other device ¹
4. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To become apparent or known, especially ''(as) it turns out'' ¹
5. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To produce; make. ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To leave a road. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To remove from a mould, bowl etc. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To refuse service or shelter; to eject or evict. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Out
Literary usage of Turn out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Yes, I replied, if passion, which has already been shown to be different from desire, turn out also to be different from reason. But that is easily proved ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"turn out tho Hide screws, and romove the Trigger and Bolt. 7th. ... turn out the srn-w and remove the Trigger.. Hth. turn out the Tumbler ..."
3. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"It was a fortunate circumstance that Captain Phillips was along with his "turn out," as he calls a top-buggy that Captain Cook brought here in ..."
4. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"Come ! turn out!' And then he left. I could not understand this extraordinary procedure; BO I presently gave up trying to, and dozed off to sleep. ..."
5. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"To speak and at the same time listen to yourself cannot turn out well. If to talk to oneself when alone is folly, it must be doubly unwise to listen to ..."
6. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... and reason for such an order—His proceedings under it—The militia refuse to turn out—Inefficiency of well-disposed moderate men in such times—A few bold ..."