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English

Etymology

Old French torner, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] tornare

Pronunciation

Homophones

Verb

Infinitive
to turn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to turn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
    the Earth turns
    turn on the spot
  2. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of.
    Turn the knob clockwise.
  3. (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel.
    Turn right here.
  4. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it.
    Turn the bed covers.
  5. (transitive) To become.
    The leaves turn brown in autumn.
    When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.
  6. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
    The prisoners turned on the warden.
  7. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.
    She turned the table legs with care and precision.
  8. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
    This milk has turned; it smells awful.
  9. (usually with over) To complete.
    They say they can turn the parts in two days.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.

Synonyms

(nautical)

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Noun

Singular
turn

Plural
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turn ({{{1}}})
  1. A change of direction or orientation.
    Give the handle a turn, then pull it.
  2. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
  3. A single loop of a coil.
  4. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
    They took turns playing with the new toy.
  5. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
  6. 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.
  7. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
    They quote a three-day turn on parts like those.
  8. A fit or a period of giddiness.
    I've had a funny turn.
  9. A change in temperament or circumstance.
    She took a turn for the worse.
  10. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)
  11. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the basic coil element that forms a single conducting loop comprised of one insulated conductor.

Synonyms

  • (change of direction or orientation):
  • (movement about an axis returning to the original orientation): 360° turn, complete rotation, complete turn, full rotation, full turn
  • (single loop of a coil): loop
  • (chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others): go
  • (one's chance to make a move in a game): go, move
  • (figure in music):
  • (time required to complete a project):
  • (fit or period of giddiness): dizziness, dizzy spell, giddiness
  • (change in temperament or circumstance): change, swing
  • (sideways movement of a cricket ball):

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Dutch

Verb

turn

  1. first-person singular present tense of turnen

Icelandic

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:is:Template:lang:la derivations]] turris (a tower). Cognate with the Danish taarn and [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:is:Template:lang:de derivations]] thurm. The word turn appears in the 12th or 13th century.

Noun

turn m.

  1. tower

Norwegian

Noun

turn m. (definite singular turnen; uncountable)

  1. gymnastics

Romanian

Etymology

German Turm

Pronunciation

Noun

turn n. (plural turnuri)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

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