from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.
- n. A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch.
- n. That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage.
- n. The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering.
- n. Net quantity of produce yielded.
- n. A space alongside a highway where vehicles may stop, esp. for emergency purposes, or to admire the view.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short side road, or a part of a road of greater width than the rest, which enables vehicles to pass one another.
- n. The act of turning out or coming forth.
- n. Specifically A quitting of employment, especially with a view to obtain increase of wages or some other advantage; a strike.
- n. One who has turned out for such a purpose; a striker.
- n. A short side-track in a railway designed to enable one train to pass another.
- n. People or things that have turned out; persons who have come out to see a spectacle, witness a performance at the theater, attend a public meeting, or the like.
- n. A carriage or coach with the horses; also, carriages or equipages collectively.
- n. The net quantity of produce yielded; production.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. come and gather for a public event
- v. put out or expel from a place
- v. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
- v. prove to be in the result or end
- v. bring forth,
- v. be shown or be found to be
- v. get up and out of bed
- v. turn outward
- v. outfit or equip, as with accessories
- v. result or end
- v. produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery
- v. come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons
- n. a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
- n. what is produced in a given time period
- n. a set of clothing (with accessories)
- n. the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
- n. (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
- n. a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
- n. attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
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But youth turn-out has increased successively during the last three presidential cycles, and some pollsters are predicting that youth may comprise over a quarter of the electorate in 2012, up from 18% in 2008 and 2004.
Ewen MacAskill in Des Moines hears news of a bumper turn-out expected:Republicans are expecting a bigger turn-out than 2008, when 120,000 took part.
Also that the turn-out the Iowa straw poll was the second largest on record.
• After queues stretched through streets in towns and villages across the country, turn-out is thought to have been high.
• The total turn-out for the election remains unclear, but it is expected to be high.
I don't know any bookselling team who are more active in organising author events and ensuring a really good turn-out.
It's amazing: As individuals armed with homemade voter guides, we can have the same impact as a powerful interest group or a newspaper editorial board -- the power to influence and turn-out hundreds and thousands of new votes.
As individuals armed with homemade voter guides, we can have the same impact as a powerful interest group or a newspaper editorial board -- the power to influence and turn-out hundreds and thousands of new votes.
To counter the feared drop in Democratic turn-out, Clinton urged listeners not once but twice to flood Facebook, YouTube, and flood your email.
Mr. Clinton spoke about a report he had read that detailed expected voter turn-out in November.