Definition of TURN

noun : TURN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her" ;

  • 7. (

    ) turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" ;

  • 10. (

    ) a short performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did" ;

  • 12. (

    ) taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park" ;

verb : TURN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs" ;

  • 2. (

    ) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election" ;

  • 3. (

    ) undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor" ;

  • 4. (

    ) cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way" ;

  • 5. (

    ) change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern" ;

  • 7. (

    ) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" ;

  • 8. (

    ) let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" ;

  • 9. (

    ) move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning" ;

  • 10. (

    ) cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book" ;

  • 11. (

    ) to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion" ;

  • 12. (

    ) to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring" ;

  • 13. (

    ) shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel" ;

  • 14. (

    ) change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early" ;