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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of turning over; an upset or overthrow.
  • n. An abrupt change; a reversal.
  • n. A small pastry made by covering one half of a piece of dough with a filling, folding the other half over on top, and sealing the edges.
  • n. The number of times a particular stock of goods is sold and restocked during a given period of time.
  • n. The amount of business transacted during a given period of time.
  • n. The number of shares of stock sold on the market during a given period of time.
  • n. The number of workers hired by an establishment to replace those who have left in a given period of time.
  • n. The ratio of this number to the number of employed workers.
  • n. Sports A loss of possession of the ball to the opposing team, as by a misplay or an infraction of the rules.
  • adj. Capable of being turned or folded down or over: a turnover collar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of overturning something
  • n. The amount of money taken as sales transacted in a calendar year
  • n. The number of times a stock is replaced after being used or sold, a worker is replaced after leaving, or a property changes hands
  • n. A pastry consisting of pastry or pie crust around sweet, often fruit filling.
  • n. A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
  • adj. Capable of being turned over; designed to be turned over.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Admitting of being turned over; made to be turned over.
  • n. The act or result of turning over; an upset.
  • n. A semicircular pie or tart made by turning one half of a circular crust over the other, inclosing the fruit or other materials.
  • n. An apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or result of turning over: as, a turnover in a carriage.
  • n. A kind of pie or tart in a semicircular form: so called because made by turning over one half of a circular crust upon the other.
  • n. An apprentice whose indentures have been transferred or turned over to a new employer. Also called turnover apprentice.
  • n. A piece of white linen formerly worn by cavalry over their stocks.
  • n. The amount of money turned over or drawn in a business, as in a retail shop, in a specified time.
  • n. A kitchen utensil: same as slice, 3 .
  • Turned over or down; capable of being turned over or down.
  • A turn-up table—that is, a table whose top can he moved into a vertical position.
  • n. The amount of a material which is turned over, or on which some process is carried out: nearly equivalent to output.
  • n. An essay or article that begins on the last column of a page of a newspaper and ‘turns over’ to the next page.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
  • n. the act of upsetting something
  • n. the volume measured in dollars
  • n. a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
  • v. do business worth a certain amount of money
  • v. move by turning over or rotating
  • v. turn up, loosen, or remove earth
  • v. place into the hands or custody of
  • v. turn from an upright or normal position
  • v. cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
  • v. think about carefully; weigh
  • v. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
  • v. turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

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