• Noun: a circular segment of a curve; examples: "a bend in the road", "a crook in the path"
• Noun: the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; example: "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
• Noun: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; example: "he took a turn to the right"
• Noun: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; examples: "it is my turn", "it is still my play"
• Noun: an unforeseen development; example: "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
• Noun: a movement in a new direction; example: "the turning of the wind"
• Noun: turning or twisting around (in place); example: "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
• Noun: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); examples: "it's my go", "a spell of work"
• Noun: (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
• Noun: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; examples: "he did his act three times every evening", "she had a catchy little routine", "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
• Noun: a favor for someone; example: "he did me a good turn"
• Noun: taking a short walk out and back; example: "we took a turn in the park"
• Verb: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; examples: "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"
• Verb: undergo a change or development; examples: "The water turned into ice", "Her former friend became her worst enemy", "He turned traitor"
• Verb: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; examples: "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism", "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
• Verb: cause to move around or rotate; examples: "turn a key", "turn your palm this way"
• Verb: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; examples: "The weather turned nasty", "She grew angry"
• Verb: to send or let go; example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
• Verb: pass to the other side of; examples: "turn the corner", "move around the obstacle"
• Verb: move around an axis or a center; example: "The wheels are turning"
• Verb: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; example: "turn a page of a book"
• Verb: change to the contrary; examples: "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"
• Verb: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; examples: "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week", "turn the earth in the Spring"
• Verb: change color; example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
• Verb: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; examples: "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him", "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
• Verb: let (something) fall or spill a container; example: "turn the flour onto a plate"
• Verb: twist suddenly so as to sprain; examples: "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"
• Verb: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; examples: "turn the legs of the table", "turn the clay on the wheel"
• Verb: go sour or spoil; examples: "The milk has soured", "The wine worked", "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
• Verb: accomplish by rotating; examples: "turn a somersault", "turn cartwheels"
• Verb: get by buying and selling; example: "the company turned a good profit after a year"
• Verb: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; examples: "turn your face to the wall", "turn the car around", "turn your dance partner around"
• Verb: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; examples: "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction", "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
• Verb: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; examples: "bend the rod", "twist the dough into a braid", "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
• Verb: alter the functioning or setting of; examples: "turn the dial to 10", "turn the heat down"
• Verb: direct at someone; examples: "She turned a smile on me", "They turned their flashlights on the car"
• Verb: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; examples: "She called on her Representative to help her", "She turned to her relatives for help"
• Verb: become officially one year older; example: "She is turning 50 this year"
We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.
My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family.
Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.
Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off.
We know that in order for us to turn this around, it doesn't matter how many coaches they bring in here, assistants, weight trainers, whoever, we're the ones that are going to have turn it around. And I think just took that responsibility on ourselves.
People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void, have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole.
Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will.