1. a circular segment of a curve;"a bend in the road""a crook in the path"
2. the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course;"he took a turn to the right"
3. the activity of doing something in an agreed succession;"it is my turn""it is still my play"
4. an unforeseen development;"events suddenly took an awkward turn"
5. a movement in a new direction;"the turning of the wind"
6. turning away or in the opposite direction;"he made an abrupt turn away from her"
7. turning or twisting around (in place);"with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
8. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else);"it's my go""a spell of work"
9. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
10. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;"he did his act three times every evening""she had a catchy little routine""it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
11. a favor for someone;"he did me a good turn"
12. taking a short walk out and back;"we took a turn in the park"
1. 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"
2. undergo a change or development;"The water turned into ice""Her former friend became her worst enemy""He turned traitor"
3. 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"
4. cause to move around or rotate;"turn a key""turn your palm this way"
5. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;"The weather turned nasty""She grew angry"
6. to send or let go;"They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
7. pass to the other side of;"turn the corner""move around the obstacle"
8. move around an axis or a center;"The wheels are turning"
9. cause to move around a center so as to show another side of;"turn a page of a book"
10. 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"
11. to break and turn over earth especially with a plow;"Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week""turn the earth in the Spring"
12. change color;"In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
13. 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"
14. let (something) fall or spill a container;"turn the flour onto a plate"
15. 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"
16. shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel;"turn the legs of the table""turn the clay on the wheel"
17. go sour or spoil;"The milk has soured""The wine worked""The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
18. accomplish by rotating;"turn a somersault""turn cartwheels"
19. get by buying and selling;"the company turned a good profit after a year"
20. 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"
21. 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 millenium"
22. 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"
23. alter the functioning or setting of;"turn the dial to 10""turn the heat down"
24. direct at someone;"She turned a smile on me""They turned their flashlights on the car"
25. 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"
26. become officially one year older;"She is turning 50 this year"