Definition of Turner

1. Noun. United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831).

Exact synonyms: Nat Turner
Generic synonyms: Freedom Fighter, Insurgent, Insurrectionist, Rebel, Slave

2. Noun. United States endocrinologist (1892-1970).
Exact synonyms: Henry Hubert Turner
Generic synonyms: Endocrinologist

3. Noun. English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851).
Exact synonyms: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Generic synonyms: Painter

4. Noun. United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951).
Exact synonyms: Frederick Jackson Turner
Generic synonyms: Historian, Historiographer

5. Noun. A tumbler who is a member of a turnverein.
Group relationships: Turnverein
Generic synonyms: Tumbler
Derivative terms: Turn

6. Noun. A lathe operator.
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Derivative terms: Turn

7. Noun. One of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

8. Noun. Cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food.
Exact synonyms: Food Turner
Generic synonyms: Cooking Utensil, Cookware
Specialized synonyms: Fish Slice, Pancake Turner, Spatula
Derivative terms: Turn

Definition of Turner

1. n. One who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe.

2. n. A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.

Definition of Turner

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish from=Middle English) ¹

2. Noun. A person who turns and shapes wood etc. on a lathe ¹

3. Noun. A kitchen utensil used for turning food. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) A variety of pigeon; a tumbler. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) a very dry pitch on which the ball will turn with ease ¹

6. Noun. (sports) A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises. ¹

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Definition of Turner

1. one that turns [n -S] - See also: turns

Medical Definition of Turner

1. 1. One who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe. 2. A variety of pigeon; a tumbler. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turner

turned down
turned in
turned in one's grave
turned into
turned loose
turned off
turned on
turned on(p)
turned out
turned over
turned over a new leaf
turned the frown upside down
turned up
turner-kieser syndrome

Literary usage of Turner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Turner visited Scotland in 1800, and in 1801 or 1802 he made his first tour on the Continent. In the following year, of the seven pictures he exhibited, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Turner was a good original draughtsman, and engraved from his own drawings portraits of JMWTurner, Michael Faraday, William Kitchiner, Joseph Constant ine ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The deed from Turner to Sorrell was obtained by fraud, the latter representing to ... Turner signed a paper, which he thought was a contract and not a deed, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst (1830)
"John Beresford Turner alone proved the will. terests in his should be^at '^ne Plaintiffs were persons entitled to legacies under liberty to pro- the will of ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"Turner THE PAINTER. Bv SUSAN PRESTON MILLER. IF, in the eighties of the last century, you had walked by the troubled waters flowing tL.ough Chelsea,—by no ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by John Scott Eldon, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst (1830)
"reeling that Paid out of my real estate), — he devised his real estates to J°^n Beresford Turner m fee, and appointed him, •who, under' with two other ..."

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