Crossword clues for turn
- (in sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
- An unforeseen development
- The activity of doing something in an agreed succession
- A circular segment of a curve
- The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
- A movement in a new direction
- Change course
- U, e.g.
- Toss's partner
- Something to wait for
- Out of _____
- "The ___ of the Screw": James
- Word with stile or table
- Kind of table or pike
- Change color
- ___ tail (flee)
- ___ over a new leaf
- Right or U
- "One good ___ . . . "
- "No Left ___"
- Kind of coat or table
- Off-ramp maneuver
- Go sour
- U, for one
- Not go straight
- Rebel (against)
- Go bad
- Part of driving directions
- Time to make a move
- Take a dogleg, e.g.
- Become a traitor
- Change colors
- Go left or right
- Come about
- Chance to play
- Roll of the dice, maybe
- *Right face, e.g.
- Chance to play in a game
- Go time in a game
- Time to go
- When tripled, 1965 Byrds hit
- Roll of the dice, say
- Spin of the dial or roll of the dice
- A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
- A favor for someone
- Taking a short walk out and back
- A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Turn \Turn\ (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turned; p. pr. & vb. n. Turning.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner's chisel, a carpenter's tool for drawing circles; probably akin to E. throw. See Throw, and cf. Attorney, Return, Tornado, Tour, Tournament.]
To cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other sides in given directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head.
Turn the adamantine spindle round.
The monarch turns him to his royal guest.
To cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat.
To give another direction, tendency, or inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to incline differently; -- used both literally and figuratively; as, to turn the eyes to the heavens; to turn a horse from the road, or a ship from her course; to turn the attention to or from something. ``Expert when to advance, or stand, or, turn the sway of battle.''
Thrice I deluded her, and turned to sport Her importunity.
My thoughts are turned on peace.
To change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote.
Therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David.
--1 Chron. x. 14.
God will make these evils the occasion of a greater good, by turning them to advantage in this world.
When the passage is open, land will be turned most to cattle; when shut, to sheep.
--Sir W. Temple.
To change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; -- often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like.
The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee.
--Deut. xxx. 3.
And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
--2 Sam. xv. 31.
Impatience turns an ague into a fever.
To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal.
I had rather hear a brazen candlestick turned.
Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt. ``The poet's pen turns them to shapes.''
His limbs how turned, how broad his shoulders spread !
He was perfectly well turned for trade.
To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.
Who turns a Persian tale for half a crown.
To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.
To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.
To make a turn about or around (something); to go or pass around by turning; as, to turn a corner. The ranges are not high or steep, and one can turn a kopje instead of cutting or tunneling through it. --James Bryce. To be turned of, be advanced beyond; as, to be turned of sixty-six. To turn a cold shoulder to, to treat with neglect or indifference. To turn a corner, to go round a corner. To turn adrift, to cast off, to cease to care for. To turn a flange (Mech.), to form a flange on, as around a metal sheet or boiler plate, by stretching, bending, and hammering, or rolling the metal. To turn against.
To direct against; as, to turn one's arguments against himself.
To make unfavorable or hostile to; as, to turn one's friends against him. To turn a hostile army, To turn the enemy's flank, or the like (Mil.), to pass round it, and take a position behind it or upon its side. To turn a penny, or To turn an honest penny, to make a small profit by trade, or the like. To turn around one's finger, to have complete control of the will and actions of; to be able to influence at pleasure. To turn aside, to avert. To turn away.
To dismiss from service; to discard; as, to turn away a servant.
To avert; as, to turn away wrath or evil. To turn back.
To give back; to return.
We turn not back the silks upon the merchants, When we have soiled them.
To cause to return or retrace one's steps; hence, to drive away; to repel. --Shak. To turn down.
To fold or double down.
To turn over so as to conceal the face of; as, to turn down cards.
To lower, or reduce in size, by turning a valve, stopcock, or the like; as, turn down the lights. To turn in.
To fold or double under; as, to turn in the edge of cloth.
To direct inwards; as, to turn the toes in when walking.
To contribute; to deliver up; as, he turned in a large amount. [Colloq.] To turn in the mind, to revolve, ponder, or meditate upon; -- with about, over, etc. `` Turn these ideas about in your mind.'' --I. Watts. To turn off.
To dismiss contemptuously; as, to turn off a sycophant or a parasite.
To give over; to reduce.
To divert; to deflect; as, to turn off the thoughts from serious subjects; to turn off a joke.
To accomplish; to perform, as work.
(Mech.) To remove, as a surface, by the process of turning; to reduce in size by turning.
To shut off, as a fluid, by means of a valve, stopcock, or other device; to stop the passage of; as, to turn off the water or the gas. To turn one's coat, to change one's uniform or colors; to go over to the opposite party. To turn one's goods or To turn one's money, and the like, to exchange in the course of trade; to keep in lively exchange or circulation; to gain or increase in trade. To turn one's hand to, to adapt or apply one's self to; to engage in. To turn out.
To drive out; to expel; as, to turn a family out of doors; to turn a man out of office.
I'll turn you out of my kingdom. -- Shak.
to put to pasture, as cattle or horses.
To produce, as the result of labor, or any process of manufacture; to furnish in a completed state.
To reverse, as a pocket, bag, etc., so as to bring the inside to the outside; hence, to produce.
To cause to cease, or to put out, by turning a stopcock, valve, or the like; as, to turn out the lights. To turn over.
To change or reverse the position of; to overset; to overturn; to cause to roll over.
To transfer; as, to turn over business to another hand.
To read or examine, as a book, while, turning the leaves. ``We turned o'er many books together.''
To handle in business; to do business to the amount of; as, he turns over millions a year. [Colloq.] To turn over a new leaf. See under Leaf. To turn tail, to run away; to retreat ignominiously. To turn the back, to flee; to retreat. To turn the back on or To turn the back upon, to treat with contempt; to reject or refuse unceremoniously. To turn the corner, to pass the critical stage; to get by the worst point; hence, to begin to improve, or to succeed. To turn the die or To turn the dice, to change fortune. To turn the edge of or To turn the point of, to bend over the edge or point of so as to make dull; to blunt. To turn the head of or To turn the brain of, to make giddy, wild, insane, or the like; to infatuate; to overthrow the reason or judgment of; as, a little success turned his head. To turn the scale or To turn the balance, to change the preponderance; to decide or determine something doubtful; to tip the balance. To turn the stomach of, to nauseate; to sicken. To turn the tables, to reverse the chances or conditions of success or superiority; to give the advantage to the person or side previously at a disadvantage. To turn tippet, to make a change. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. To turn to profit, To turn to advantage, etc., to make profitable or advantageous. To turn turtle, to capsize bottom upward; -- said of a vessel. [Naut. slang] To turn under (Agric.), to put, as soil, manure, etc., underneath from the surface by plowing, digging, or the like. To turn up.
To turn so as to bring the bottom side on top; as, to turn up the trump.
To bring from beneath to the surface, as in plowing, digging, etc.
To give an upward curve to; to tilt; as, to turn up the nose.
To turn upon, to retort; to throw back; as, to turn the arguments of an opponent upon himself.
To turn upside down, to confuse by putting things awry; to throw into disorder.
This house is turned upside down since Robin Ostler died.
Turn \Turn\, v. i.
To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns on his heel.
The gate . . . on golden hinges turning.
Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.
Conditions of peace certainly turn upon events of war.
To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.
If we repent seriously, submit contentedly, and serve him faithfully, afflictions shall turn to our advantage.
To be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road. Turn from thy fierce wrath. --Ex. xxxii. 12. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways. --Ezek. xxxiii. 1
The understanding turns inward on itself, and reflects on its own operations.
To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one color turns to another; to turn Mohammedan.
I hope you have no intent to turn husband.
Cygnets from gray turn white.
To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.
To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn.
To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales.
To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.
(Obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
(Print.) To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted. To turn about, to face to another quarter; to turn around. To turn again, to come back after going; to return. --Shak. To turn against, to become unfriendly or hostile to. To turn aside or To turn away.
To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a company; to deviate.
To depart; to remove.
To avert one's face. To turn back, to turn so as to go in an opposite direction; to retrace one's steps. To turn in.
To bend inward.
To enter for lodgings or entertainment.
To go to bed. [Colloq.] To turn into, to enter by making a turn; as, to turn into a side street. To turn off, to be diverted; to deviate from a course; as, the road turns off to the left. To turn on or To turn upon.
To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger.
To reply to or retort.
To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition. To turn out.
To move from its place, as a bone.
To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out.
To rise from bed. [Colloq.]
To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to the fire.
To prove in the result; to issue; to result; as, the crops turned out poorly. To turn over, to turn from side to side; to roll; to tumble. To turn round.
To change position so as to face in another direction.
To change one's opinion; to change from one view or party to another. To turn to, to apply one's self to; have recourse to; to refer to. ``Helvicus's tables may be turned to on all occasions.'' --Locke. To turn to account, profit, advantage, or the like, to be made profitable or advantageous; to become worth the while. To turn under, to bend, or be folded, downward or under. To turn up.
To bend, or be doubled, upward.
To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur; to happen.
Turn \Turn\, n.
The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.
Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide.
At length his complaint took a favorable turn.
The turns and varieties of all passions.
Too well the turns of mortal chance I know.
One of the successive portions of a course, or of a series of occurrences, reckoning from change to change; hence, a winding; a bend; a meander.
And all its [the river's] thousand turns disclose. Some fresher beauty varying round.
A circuitous walk, or a walk to and fro, ending where it began; a short walk; a stroll.
Come, you and I must walk a turn together.
I will take a turn in your garden.
Successive course; opportunity enjoyed by alternation with another or with others, or in due order; due chance; alternate or incidental occasion; appropriate time. ``Nobleness and bounty . . . had their turns in his [the king's] nature.''
His turn will come to laugh at you again.
Every one has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Incidental or opportune deed or office; occasional act of kindness or malice; as, to do one an ill turn.
Had I not done a friendes turn to thee?
thanks are half lost when good turns are delayed.
Convenience; occasion; purpose; exigence; as, this will not serve his turn.
I have enough to serve mine own turn.
Form; cast; shape; manner; fashion; -- used in a literal or figurative sense; hence, form of expression; mode of signifying; as, the turn of thought; a man of a sprightly turn in conversation.
The turn of both his expressions and thoughts is unharmonious.
The Roman poets, in their description of a beautiful man, often mention the turn of his neck and arms.
A change of condition; especially, a sudden or recurring symptom of illness, as a nervous shock, or fainting spell; as, a bad turn. [Colloq.]
A fall off the ladder at the gallows; a hanging; -- so called from the practice of causing the criminal to stand on a ladder which was turned over, so throwing him off, when the signal was given. [Obs.]
A round of a rope or cord in order to secure it, as about a pin or a cleat.
(Mining) A pit sunk in some part of a drift.
(Eng. Law) A court of record, held by the sheriff twice a year in every hundred within his county.
pl. (Med.) Monthly courses; menses. [Colloq.]
(Mus.) An embellishment or grace (marked thus, ?), commonly consisting of the principal note, or that on which the turn is made, with the note above, and the semitone below, the note above being sounded first, the principal note next, and the semitone below last, the three being performed quickly, as a triplet preceding the marked note. The turn may be inverted so as to begin with the lower note, in which case the sign is either placed on end thus ?, or drawn thus ?. By turns.
One after another; alternately; in succession.
At intervals. ``[They] feel by turns the bitter change.''
In turn, in due order of succession.
To a turn, exactly; perfectly; as, done to a turn; -- a phrase alluding to the practice of cooking on a revolving spit.
To take turns, to alternate; to succeed one another in due order.
Turn and turn about, by equal alternating periods of service or duty; by turns.
Turn bench, a simple portable lathe, used on a bench by clock makers and watchmakers.
Turn buckle. See Turnbuckle, in Vocabulary.
Turn cap, a sort of chimney cap which turns round with the wind so as to present its opening to the leeward.
Turn of life (Med.), change of life. See under Change.
Turn screw, a screw driver.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late Old English turnian "to rotate, revolve," in part also from Old French torner "to turn away or around; draw aside, cause to turn; change, transform; turn on a lathe" (Modern French tourner), both from Latin tornare "to polish, round off, fashion, turn on a lathe," from tornus "lathe," from Greek tornos "lathe, tool for drawing circles," from PIE root *tere- (1) "to rub, rub by turning, turn, twist" (see throw (v.)). Transitive sense in English is from c.1300. Related: Turned; turning.\n
\nUse in expression to turn (something) into (something else) probably retains the classical sense of "to shape on a lathe." To turn up "arrive, make an appearance" is recorded from 1755. Turn about "by turns, alternately" is recorded from 1640s. To turn (something) loose "set free" is recorded from 1590s. Turn down (v.) "reject" first recorded 1891, American English. Turn in "go to bed" is attested from 1690s, originally nautical. To turn the stomach "nauseate" is recorded from 1620s. To turn up one's nose as an expression of contempt is attested from 1779.\n
\nTurning point is attested by 1640s in a figurative sense "point at which a decisive change takes place;" literal sense "point on which a thing turns; point at which motion in one direction ceases and that in another or contrary direction begins" is from 1660s.
c.1200, "action of rotating," from Anglo-French tourn (Old French torn, tour), from Latin tornus "turning lathe;" also partly from turn (v.). Meaning "an act of turning, a single revolution or part of a revolution" is attested from late 15c. Sense of "place of bending" (in a road, river, etc.) is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "beginning of a period of time" is attested from 1853 (as in turn-of-the-century, from 1921 as an adjectival phrase).\n
\nSense of "act of good will" is recorded from c.1300. Meaning "spell of work" is from late 14c.; that of "an individual's time for action, when these go around in succession" is recorded from late 14c. The automatic automobile turn-signal is from 1915. Turn-sick "dizzy," is attested from early 15c. Phrase done to a turn (1780) suggests meat roasted on a spit. The turn of the screw (1796) is the additional twist to tighten its hold, sometimes with reference to torture by thumbscrews.
n. 1 A change of direction or orientation. 2 A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation. 3 A single loop of a coil. 4 A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others. 5 One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players. 6 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. 7 (''also'' '''turnaround''') The time required to complete a project. 8 A fit or a period of giddiness. 9 A change in temperament or circumstance. 10 (lb en cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight). 11 (lb en poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em. 12 (lb en poker obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em. 13 A deed done to another. 14 (lb en rope) A pass behind or through an object. 15 character; personality; nature. 16 (lb en soccer) An instance of going past an opposition player with the ball in one's control. vb. 1 (lb en heading) ''Non-linear physical movement.'' 2 # (lb en intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself. 3 # (lb en transitive) To change the direction or orientation of, especially by rotation.
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right" [syn: turning]
the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" [syn: play]
a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind" [syn: turning]
turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room" [syn: twist]
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" [syn: act, routine, number, bit]
a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn" [syn: good turn]
taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
v. 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"
undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor" [syn: become]
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" [syn: change state]
cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" [syn: grow]
to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle" [syn: move around]
move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book" [syn: turn over]
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" [syn: change by reversal, reverse]
change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
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"
let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" [syn: release]
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" [syn: twist, sprain, wrench, wrick, rick]
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
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"
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"
alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
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" [syn: call on]
become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
Turn may refer to:
A turn can be subdivided in many different ways: into half turns, quarter turns, centiturns, milliturns, binary angles, points etc.
Turn is the fourth studio album by Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea released in June 1999.
Turn are an Irish band.
"Turn" is the fourth single from Indie band Travis' second studio album, The Man Who. The single peaked at the number eight position on the UK Singles Chart.
A turn is an element of secondary structure in proteins where the polypeptide chain reverses its overall direction.
A turn is one round of rope on a pin or cleat, or one round of a coil. Turns can be made around various objects, through rings, or around the standing part of the rope itself or another rope. A turn also denotes a component of a knot.
When the legs of a loop are brought together and crossed the rope has taken a turn. One distinguishes between single turn, round turn, and two round turns depending on the number of revolutions around an object. The benefit of round turns is best understood from the capstan equation.
In swimming, a turn is a reversal of direction of travel by a swimmer. A turn is typically performed when a swimmer reaches the end of a swimming pool but still has one or more remaining pool lengths to swim.
is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Hideyuki Hirayama.
Turn is an album by American jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell which was recorded in 2005 and released on the French RogueArt label. He leads a new quintet with longtime rhythm section Jaribu Shahid on bass and Tani Tabbal on drums, pianist Craig Taborn and new Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpeter Corey Wilkes.
In policy debate, a turn is an argument that proves an argument the other side has made is in fact support for one's own side. This is as opposed to a take-out which merely argues that the argument the other team has made is wrong. The turn can be used against virtually any argument that includes a link and impact (or something equivalent), including disadvantages, kritiks, and advantages to the affirmative case.
For example, if the negative said "The plan increases poverty," the affirmative could turn with "the plan decreases poverty" or take-out by proving the plan didn't increase poverty.
There are four types of turns:
- Link Turn
- Internal Link Turn
- Impact Turn
- Straight Turn
"Turn" was Feeder's third UK single to be taken from the Echo Park album. It reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart, and led to the Echo Park album re-entering the top 75 due to the pre-release airplay and stocking of the single on release week. It was also the band's third successive top 30 single, the first time this had happened in their career.
The track called "Come Back Around" on CD1 is not the same song as the single from "Comfort In Sound", released a year later but a totally different song. When "Come Back Around" was mentioned as a new single, there was an initial confusion among fans thinking it was a new version of the same song. The title track related to Grant Nicholas's experiences of being away while on tour.
Turn is a double album by Dutch anarchist post-punk band The Ex. After 20 years of working with Luc, their former bass guitarist, Turn is the only Ex album to feature double bass player Rosemarie giving the band a sound akin their prior work with cellist Tom Cora. In tandem with The Ex's drummer Katrin, Rosemarie also contributed significant female vocal harmonies to the album.
On Turn, The Ex also displayed their love and interpretations of African rhythms and melodies. On "Theme From Konono" The Ex's guitars imitate amplified thumb pianos in a tribute to the infectious rhythm of Congolese percussion group Konono Nº 1 who had toured Europe with The Ex. "Getatchew" pays tribute to Ethiopian Saxophone legend Getatchew Mekuria with whom The Ex would later record an album. Turn also features The Ex playing the Eritrean revolutionary song "Huriyet" set to a traditional Tigrinya beat.
Turn was recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, and mixed by Mikel Le Roy and The Ex at Studio Le Roy, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In dance and gymnastics, a turn is a rotation of the body about the vertical axis. It is usually a complete rotation of the body, although quarter (90°) and half (180°) turns are possible for some types of turns. Multiple, consecutive turns are typically named according to the number of 360° rotations (e.g., double or triple turn).
There are many types of turns, which are differentiated by a number of factors. The performer may be supported by one or both legs or be airborne during a turn. When supported by one leg, that leg is known as the supporting leg and the other as the free, raised, or working leg. During airborne turns, the first leg too leave the floor is the leading leg. Some turns can be executed in either of two directions. In ballet, a turn in the direction of the raised leg is said to be en dehors whereas a turn in the opposite direction is en dedans. Trunk, arm and head positions can vary, and in turns with one supporting leg, the free leg may be straight or bent. Turns can begin in various ways as well. For example, ballet turns may begin by rising to relevé (supported on the ball of the foot) or by stepping directly onto relevé.
In some dance genres and in Labanotation, a turn in which the performer rotates on a pivot point without traveling is known as a pivot. Pivots may be performed on one or on both feet; the latter is sometimes called a twist turn.
TURN (The Utility Reform Network) is a consumer advocacy organization headquartered in San Francisco California. In 1972, Sylvia Siegel started TURN in her kitchen to represent consumers before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Harry Reasoner interviewed Siegel about her work with TURN on CBS's 60 minutes in 1984.
On January 1, 2008, Mark Toney became the executive director of TURN. A Brown University graduate, who later earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Berkeley, Toney also founded DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) to organize low-income families in Providence, Rhode Island in 1986.
California Governor Jerry Brown appointed former TURN attorney Michael Florio to the California Public Utilities Commission in 2011.
Following the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, TURN filed a motion with the CPUC to "compel Pacific Gas and Electric Company to respond to data requests seeking production of documents to determine if PG&E engaged in other efforts to undermine due process in this case."
Usage examples of "turn".
Then, turning towards me, he says that I look like a foreigner, and when I say that I am an Italian he begins to speak to me of the court, of the city, of the theatres, and at last he offers to accompany me everywhere.
Ugly and at once it shrinks within itself, denies the thing, turns away from it, not accordant, resenting it.
But, as we shall see in Part V, astronomical data of a disturbingly accurate and scientific nature turns up repeatedly in certain myths, as time-worn and as universal in their distribution as those of the great flood.
Riding side-by-side, Lorn and Kusyl ride toward the Accursed Forest, turning their mounts onto the wall road.
When Archer turned, Tucker was watching the vent port with an accusatory glower.
Stiff, still achy, he turned so he could run his hand up and down her back.
Beside all this, Roderic had had communicated to him, by a supernatural afflatus, that wondrous art, as yet unknown in the plains of Albion, of turning up the soil with a share of iron, and scattering it with a small quantity of those grains which are most useful to man, to expect to gather, after a short interval, a forty-fold increase.
Yet, when at last the expected step drew near, she shuddered, trembled, and turned pale with affright, and, starting to her feet, looked this way and that with a wild impulse to flee: then, as the door opened, she dropped into her chair again, and covered her face with her shaking hands.
The Culture - the real Culture, the wily ones, not these semi-mystical Elenchers with their miserable hankering to be somebody else - had been known to give whole Affronter fleets the run-around for several months with not dissimilar enticements and subterfuges, keeping them occupied, seemingly on the track of some wildly promising prey which turned out to be nothing at all, or a Culture ship with some ridiculous but earnestly argued excuse, while the Culture or one of its snivelling client species got on - or away - with something else somewhere else, spoiling rightful Affronter fun.
With hydrochloric acid, logwood ink marks turn reddish or reddish-gray, alizarin marks greenish, and aniline ink marks reddish or brownish-gray.
The garrotte goes round his neck at the start of the Allegretto grazioso, keeps turning like you turn a can opener until the breath is out of his body and his neck is cut through.
Old Pete, who today actually smelt of old peat, for he had been turning his allotment beds.
As he turned down West Ninety-ninth Street in the daylight, Stefanovitch noticed that the four-story town house that held Allure was in mint condition.
All that had transpired since the first murders at Allure was suddenly redefined for everyone, especially the public, who would hear and greedily read about the new twists and turns the following morning at the latest.
Suddenly she turned and seemed, even to Suzl, to be even more beautiful, even more alluring than ever, and she was somehow glowing.