turning, present participle; turned, past tense; turned, past participle; turns, 3rd person singular present;
Move or cause to move in a circular direction wholly or partly around an axis or point
the big wheel was turning
I turned the key in the door and crept in
Move (something) so that it is in a different position in relation to its surroundings or its previous position
we waited in suspense for him to turn the cards over
Move (a page) over so that it is flat against the previous or next page
she turned a page noisily
turn to page five for the answer
Change or cause to change direction
we turned around and headed back to the house
Aim, point, or direct (something)
she turned her head toward me
the government has now turned its attention to primary schools
Change the position of one's body so that one is facing in a different direction
Charlie turned and looked at his friend
(of the tide) Change from flood to ebb or vice versa
Pass around (the flank or defensive lines of an army) so as to attack it from the side or rear
Perform (a somersault or cartwheel)
Twist or sprain (an ankle)
Fold or unfold (fabric or a piece of a garment) in the specified way
he turned up the collar of his coat
Remake (a garment or a sheet), putting the worn outer side on the inside
Set or print (a type or letter) upside down
Bend back (the edge of a blade) so as to make it blunt
Change in nature, state, form, or color; become
Emmeline turned pale
the slight drizzle turned into a downpour
Cause to change in such a way; cause to become
potatoes are covered with sacking to keep the light from turning them green
(of leaves) Change color in the autumn
Pass the age or time of
I've just turned forty
(with reference to milk) Make or become sour
the thunder had turned the milk
(with reference to the stomach) Make or become nauseated
the smell was bad enough to turn the strongest stomach
Send or put into a specified place or condition
the dogs were turned loose on the crowd
Start doing or becoming involved with
in 1939 he turned to films in earnest
Go on to consider next
we can now turn to another aspect of the problem
Go to for help, advice, or information
who can she turn to?
Have recourse to (something, esp. something dangerous or unhealthy)
he turned to drink and drugs for solace
Shape (something) on a lathe
the faceplate is turned rather than cast
Give a graceful or elegant form to
a production full of so many finely turned words
Make (a profit)
An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point
a safety lock requiring four turns of the key
A change of direction when moving
they made a left turn and picked up speed
A development or change in circumstances or a course of events
life has taken a turn for the better
A time when one specified period of time ends and another begins
the turn of the century
A bend or curve in a road, path, river, etc
the twists and turns in the passageways
A place where a road meets or branches off another
The beginning of the second nine holes of a round of golf
he made the turn in one under par
A change of the tide from ebb to flow or vice versa
One round in a coil of rope or other material
An opportunity or obligation to do something that comes successively to each of a number of people
it was his turn to speak
A short performance, esp. one of a number given by different performers in succession
a comic turn
A performer giving such a performance
A short walk or ride
why don't you take a turn around the garden?
you gave us quite a turn!
A brief feeling or experience of illness
tell me how you feel when you have these funny turns
The difference between the buying and selling price of stocks or other financial products
A profit made from such a difference
A melodic ornament consisting of the principal note with those above and below it
bend: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
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"
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
change state: 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"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
become: undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
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A turn is an element of secondary structure in proteins.
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A turn is a unit of angle of rotation, equal to 360° or 2π radians.
A change of direction or orientation; A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation; A single loop of a coil; A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others; One's chance to make a move in a game having ...
(Turned) A solid member modelled by turning on a lathe.
(Turned) The process of removal of wood from a block to form a particular shape; the wood is clamped into something similar to a rotisserie and turned at a high speed while a sanding machine, or lathe, is moved across its surface to shape it.
(turned) wood shaped by cutting while it revolves about a fixed axis on a lathe.
(turning) n. 1. Turn (when giving directions) as in, ``It's the third turning on the right.''
(Turning) Machining on a lathe or turning center with single point cutting tools.
(Turning) Holding a material between two plates and then rotating the part on a cutting tool to achieve its desired shape. Forms of turning can include taper turning, step turning, chamfering, facing, turning threads, roughing, and finishing.
(Turning) Removal of material from the outside diameter of a workpiece to form a cylidrical surface. The surface may be straight (one continuous diameter), tapered or contoured (as a concentric but irregularly shaped surface). Turning is performed on a lathe.
(Turning) A process for shaping materials by rotating the work agaoinst a blade. Woods, metals and some plastics can be turned but woods need a different type of lathe from metals and plastics.
(Turning) An ornamental or structural part of furniture made by rotating a cylindrical piece of wood on a lathe and shaping with cutting tools.
(Turning) Conversion to Christianity
(Turning) Cutting a vegetable into barrel shapes see also turning knives
(Turning) If the shape to be achieved is round, then a simple turning operation can be used. Specialist supplementary equipment attached to the lathe can extend the capabilities of the lathe's operation.