American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deviation from a straight course; a turn.
- n. The shaping of metal or wood on a lathe.
- n. Shavings produced in shaping metal on a lathe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who or of that which turns. Specifically
- n. The practice of regular gymnastics according to the system of F. L. Jahn. See turner, 4.
- n. A winding; deviation from the straight, direct, or established course; a bend; a turn; also, the place where a road or street diverges or branches out from another.
- n. Milit., a manœuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
- n. In obstetrics, the rectification of a malpresentation by bringing down the head or the feet. See version.
- n. The art or practice of shaping objects by means of cutting-tools while the objects themselves are revolved rapidly on a lathe.
- n. plural The chips detached in the process of turning.
- n. In ceramics, the operation of completing or rectifying the shape of a vase, or the like, before it is fired. This is done to give great accuracy of form, and avoid the least unevenness between opposite sides, and is very common in modern manufacture.
- n. A turn; a movement back and forth.
- n. The part of any textile fabric, leather, or any similar material turned in or under, to avoid making a raw edge.
- n. UK A turn or deviation from a straight course.
- n. A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
- n. Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
- v. present participle of turn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander.
- n. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
- n. Deviation from the way or proper course.
- n. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
- n. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; -- usually used in the plural.
- n. (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
- n. a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
- n. the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
- n. the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
- n. a movement in a new direction
- n. the activity of shaping something on a lathe
- n. act of changing in practice or custom
- turn + -ing (Wiktionary)
“Morris, born in 1967, has made a name turning out abstracts painted with household gloss.”
“She glanced up at our entry, her expression turning sour.”
“Her smile fading and her expression turning to one of mild confusion, Harstad asked, “I beg your pardon?””
“Tropp asked, his expression turning to one of concern.”
“We also delayed our record for three months and everybody pulled out all this crap about the label turning it down.”
“She pressed her lips together, her expression turning pensive.”
“His voice still friendly, but his expression turning explosively angry, he said, Ask my wife to hold.”
“When she was done with the story, giving him every detail she knew, he sat back in his seat, his expression turning inward as he went over it all.”
““Grand Cyclops,” he said, his expression turning sour.”
“Gramps studied her for a minute, and then laid his heron down, his expression turning grave.”
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