American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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 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. sports A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
- adj. Capable of being turned over; designed to be turned over.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- adj. Admitting of being turned over; made to be turned over.
- 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
- 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
“That kind of turnover is not a sign of strength or stability.”
“MISSES The cam turnover is rough; you may need a full-capture rest to secure the arrow.”
“Minnesota, meanwhile, has out-gained a tough schedule of teams and they aren't likely to continue to be as bad as -1.0 in turnover margin per game.”
“Books go out of print much more quickly; the rate of turnover is faster; the institutional memory is shorter.”
“Is this a further cause of left-wing bias among academics -- that they (understandably) don't trust the market to create turnover since turnover is so rare in their industry?”
“The pace of Job turnover is fairly consistent, whether in discussion of Boom or Bust.”
“The Anteaters led the Big West in turnover margin (plus-1. 91), ranked second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1) and defended fairly well, ranking fourth in defense at 60.6 points per game.”
“Illinois has had some trouble with turnovers (-1.0 per game in turnover margin), but freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has thrown six of his seven interceptions in two games against good defensive teams Missouri and Michigan State while throwing zero interceptions against the average or worse pass defenses of Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois and Penn State.”
“In conference play, they allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 45.9 percent, and they were 11th in turnover margin, committing nearly two more per game than their conference opponents.”
“The Owls also have much better special teams and it's unlikely that Army will continue to be +2.25 per game in turnover margin, which has helped mask the fact that they're not a good team.”
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