turn [-ed, -ing, -s] v
OE < L.
- Rotate; revolve; move round; have a circular motion.
- Return; go back to.
- Become; convert to; change into; transform as.
- Avert; revert; deflect; draw back.
- Go; leave; depart.
- Come back; be delivered; be able to move towards.
- Evict; dismiss; push away; forcibly remove.
- Agonize; writhe; struggle; twist in pain; wrestle in the mind.
- Spin; whirl; rotate; move like a wheel; cause to move in a circle; [fig.] present; introduce; exhibit; show off.
- Fold over; mark by creasing.
- Refer; remind; recollect; persuade; prompt to remember; change the opinion of.
- Move; shift; [fig.] view; gaze on; look in a mirror at.
- Adjust; alter the view of; change the position of.
- Miss; long for; pine after; desire to go back to.
- Go back to; move back towards; direct steps again to.
- Change; progress; revolve; move forward in time.
- Spend time with; seek company of.
- Gaze; focus; direct attention; shift awareness; look with disapproval.
- Reply; answer; respond.
- Reverse; go back; move the other direction.
- Phrase. “Turn away/from”: leave; depart; go from.
- Phrase. “Turn out”: Expel; exclude; drive away.
- Phrase. “Turn away”: dismiss; reject; deny access; forbid entrance.
- Phrase. “Turn to/unto”: accept; take; receive; be in the presence of.
- Phrase. “Turn out”: avoid; stay away.
- Phrase. “turn o'er and o'er”: look at carefully; examine by sight repeatedly; study visually for a long time; return the gaze to again and again.
turn [-s] n
see turn, v.
- Detour; digression; roundabout way; winding path; meandering course; bend in the road; [fig.] disappointment; setback; letdown; reversal.
- Attempt; try; assay; opportunity to succeed.
- Time; appointment; chosen time; designated moment.
- Chance; opportunity; luck; good fortune.
- Change of direction.
- Outpost; lookout; military position; place for retreat; [fig.] loss; death.
- Fate; destiny; portion; circumference; misfortune; lot in life; part to play.