Dictionary Results for turning


1. turning - noun

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

Synonym(s): turn

Hypernym(s): change_of_course




2. turning - noun

· act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"

Hypernym(s): change




3. turning - noun

· a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

Hypernym(s): paring, sliver, shaving




4. turning - noun

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

Synonym(s): turn

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




5. turning - noun

· the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

Hypernym(s): end_product, output




6. turning - noun

· the activity of shaping something on a lathe

Hypernym(s): formation, shaping




7. turn - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): move




8. turn - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): change_state

Hypernym(s): change




9. turn - verb

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

Synonym(s): become

Hypernym(s): transform, transmute, metamorphose




10. turn - verb

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

Hypernym(s): move, displace




11. turn - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): change_by_reversal, reverse

Hypernym(s): change




12. turn - verb

· pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"

Synonym(s): move_around

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




13. turn - verb

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

Synonym(s): grow

Hypernym(s): change




14. turn - verb

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

Synonym(s): release

Hypernym(s): transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise




15. turn - verb

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

Hypernym(s): move




16. turn - verb

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

Synonym(s): turn_over

Hypernym(s): move, displace




17. turn - verb

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

Hypernym(s): send, direct




18. turn - verb

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

Synonym(s): plow, plough

Hypernym(s): till




19. turn - verb

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

Hypernym(s): shape, form




20. turn - verb

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

Hypernym(s): turn, grow, discolor, discolour, colour, color




21. turn - verb

· twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

Synonym(s): twist, sprain, wrench, wrick, rick

Hypernym(s): injure, wound




22. turn - verb

· cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




23. turn - verb

· accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"

Hypernym(s): do, perform




24. turn - verb

· get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




25. turn - verb

· cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




26. turn - verb

· channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"

Hypernym(s): send, direct




27. turn - verb

· cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

Synonym(s): flex, bend, deform, twist

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform




28. turn - verb

· alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"

Hypernym(s): operate, control




29. turn - verb

· direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




30. turn - verb

· have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"

Synonym(s): call_on

Hypernym(s): appeal, invoke




31. turn - verb

· go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

Synonym(s): sour, ferment, work

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




32. turn - verb

· become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"

Hypernym(s): senesce, age, get_on, mature, maturate





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