Definition of Turn of the century

1. Noun. The period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century.

Generic synonyms: Age, Historic Period



Definition of Turn of the century

1. Noun. The beginning or end of a certain century. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Of The Century

turn down
turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in
turn in one's grave
turn indicator
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose
turn of events
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century (current term)
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel
turn one's back
turn one's nose up
turn one's stomach
turn out
turn over
turn over a new leaf
turn round

Literary usage of Turn of the century

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1. History of the United States by Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1894)
"SOCIAL CULTURE AT THE turn of the century IN 1800 the population of our land was 5305, 482, of whom 80(5849 were slaves. ..."

2. Two Centuries of Costume in America, MDCXX-MDCCCXX by Alice Morse Earle (1903)
"CHAPTER XXXI THE turn of the century " In your apparel be modest,and endeavor to accommodate nature rather than procure admiration. ..."

3. The California Spotted Owl: A Technical Assessment of Its Current Status. by Jared Verner (1994)
"Site-specific data from the 1800s are scattered and not comprehensive, but several events occurred around the turn of the century that led to reasonably ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The turn of the century shows the characteristic works of the Romantic movement: 'Tintern Abbey' (1798) and 'Michael' (1800), by Wordsworth, may represent ..."

5. History of the United States from the Earliest Discovery of America to the by Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1894)
"SOCIAL CULTURE AT THE turn of the century IN 1800 the population of our land was ... turn of the century."

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