- A change of direction or orientation.
- Give the handle a , then pull it.
- 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.
- They took turns playing with the new toy.
- One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
- 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.
- (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
- They quote a three-day on parts like those.
- A fit or a period of giddiness.
- I've had a funny turn.
- A change in temperament or circumstance.
- She took a for the worse.
- (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)
- (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
- (context, poker, obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em
- (context, electricity) the basic coil element that forms a single conducting loop comprised of one insulated conductor.
- (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
Etymology: torner, from tornare
- the Earth turns
- on the spot
- (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of.
- Turn the knob clockwise.
- (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel.
- Turn right here.
- (transitive) To position (something) by folding it.
- Turn the bed covers.
- (transitive) To become.
- The leaves brown in autumn.
- When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.
- To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
- The prisoners turned on the warden.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
- This milk has turned; it smells awful.
- (italbrac, usually with over) To complete.
- They say they can the parts in two days.
- (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
- (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
- (context, professional wrestling, intransitive) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.
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