What is turn?

  • (verb): Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something.
    Example: "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millenium"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on turn:

Slang (album) - Personnel - Additional Musicians
... Ram Naravan – intro sarangi sample on "Turn to Dust" Craig Pruess – string and percussion arranging and conducting on "Turn to Dust" Av Singh – dohl on "Turn to ...
The Clapper - In Popular Culture
... film Uncle Buck, the title character uses The Clapper to turn on the lights in his apartment In the pilot episode of Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns, Leroy Brown talked ... Connelly's TV so that he can turn it off from his apartment below by clapping ... the gag ends with the lamp flying out the window to turn it off ...
Frontside - Snowboarding
... When turning, backside is analogous to a toeside turn, and frontside is analogous to a heelside turn ... In the air, backside means that you turn the front of your body into the rotation first and frontside means you turn your back into the rotation first ...
Michigan Left
... A Michigan left is an at-grade intersection design which replaces each left turn with a permutation of a U-turn and a right turn ... In other contexts, the intersection is called a median U-turn crossover or median U-turn ... design is also sometimes referred to as a boulevard turnaround or a thru turn intersection ...
Turn - Place Name
... England Turn Village, in Lancashire, England Czech Republic German name of Trnovany. ...

More definitions of "turn":

  • (noun): The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.
    Example: "He took a turn to the right"
    Synonyms: turning
  • (verb): Pass to the other side of.
    Example: "Turn the corner"
    Synonyms: move around
  • (verb): Get by buying and selling.
    Example: "The company turned a good profit after a year"
  • (verb): Undergo a change or development.
    Synonyms: become
  • (noun): Taking a short walk out and back.
    Example: "We took a turn in the park"
  • (verb): Accomplish by rotating.
    Example: "Turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • (verb): Alter the functioning or setting of.
    Example: "Turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • (verb): To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.
    Example: "Turn the earth in the Spring"
    Synonyms: plow, plough
  • (noun): A movement in a new direction.
    Synonyms: turning
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Synonyms: twist
  • (verb): Change color.
    Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • (verb): Direct at someone.
    Example: "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • (verb): Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    Example: "The strong man could turn an iron bar"
    Synonyms: flex, bend, deform, twist
  • (noun): Turning away or in the opposite direction.
    Example: "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • (noun): An unforeseen development.
    Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    Synonyms: turn of events, twist
  • (verb): Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (verb): Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction.
    Example: "Turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
  • (noun): A circular segment of a curve.
    Synonyms: bend, crook
  • (verb): Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense.
    Example: "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"
  • (verb): Move around an axis or a center.
    Example: "The wheels are turning"
  • (verb): To send or let go.
    Example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • (verb): Cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics.
    Example: "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
  • (verb): Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
    Synonyms: change state
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    Synonyms: release
  • (verb): Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to.
    Synonyms: call on
  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Synonyms: go, spell, tour
  • (noun): A favor for someone.
    Example: "He did me a good turn"
    Synonyms: good turn
  • (verb): Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel.
    Example: "Turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: bout, round
  • (verb): Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of.
    Example: "Turn a page of a book"
    Synonyms: turn over
  • (verb): Become officially one year older.
    Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
  • (noun): The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
    Example: "It is my turn"
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Cause to move around or rotate.
    Example: "Turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • (noun): A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    Synonyms: act, routine, number, bit

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    Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
    Alice Miller (20th century)