American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A traditionally Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf of linen, cotton, or silk that is wound around a small cap or directly around the head.
- n. A woman's close-fitting hat that consists of material wound around a small inner cap.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The distinctive head-dress of men of the Moslem nations, consisting of a scarf or shawl wound around the tarboosh. The color and material of the scarf differ with the rank find position of the wearer, though not uniformly. Thus, a sherif, or descendant of Mohammed, is entitled to wear a green wrapper for the turban, and the doctors of the law sometimes wear a turban of extraordinary size, of which the exact style, number of turns in the twist, etc., are important.
- n. A modification of the Oriental turban, worn by women in Europe and America during the first half of the nineteenth century.
- n. A head-dress consisting of a bright-colored handkerchief or square of cotton, worn by negro women in the West Indies and the southern United States.
- n. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, a hat consisting of a crown either without a brim or with a brim turned up close alongside the crown, worn by women and children.
- n. In heraldry, a high rounded cap, supposed to be the official head-dress of the Sultan of Turkey: it is usually represented with plumes attached to its sides, with jeweled clasps, and the like. Also called Turkish crown.
- n. In conchology, the spire of a univalve shell. See spire, 2, and univalve (with cuts)
- n. Man's headdress made by winding a length of cloth round the head.
- n. Woman's close-fitting hat with little or no brim.
- n. The whole set of whorls of a spiral shell.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A headdress worn by men in the Levant and by many Muslims of the male sex, consisting of a cap, and a sash, scarf, or shawl, usually of cotton or linen, wound about the cap, and sometimes hanging down the neck.
- n. A kind of headdress worn by women.
- n. (Zoöl.) The whole set of whorls of a spiral shell.
- n. a small round woman's hat
- n. a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head
- From Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Turkish tülbent, from Persian دلبند (dolband), also the root of tulip. (Wiktionary)
- French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend, muslin, gauze, turban; see tulip. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She came on deck after we had been under way about three quarters of an hour, this time without a veil, with what they call a turban hat on her head.”
“Fabric became more elaborate and was used in turban like wraps and caps.”
“The turban is worn under the chin and shows no hair.”
“A detail of the Conversion of Paul - the man with the blue turban is a self-portrait of Michelangelo:”
“It might be the turban is covering up anacelphaly. would explain a lot”
“Asking a Sikh to take off his turban is like asking Brittney Spears not to take anything off.”
“Although his money was little, he bought her a red dress and a white thing that they called a turban for her head.”
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“278 The turban is a common substitute for a purse with the lower classes of Egyptians; and an allusion to the still popular practice of turban-snatching will be found in vol.i. p. 259. 279”
“He says the turban is a source of pride for Sikh men and yet he has heard many complaints about the behavior of TSA agents.”
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