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turn·er 1

One that turns, especially a person who operates a lathe or similar device.

turn·er 2

A gymnast or tumbler, especially a member of a turnverein.

[German, from turnen, to do gymnastics, from Old High German turnēn, to turn, from Latin tornāre, to turn in a lathe; see turn.]


1. a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
2. (Gymnastics) US a member of a society of gymnasts


1. (Biography) Jane. born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kath' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–2007)
2. (Biography) J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam). 1775–1851, British landscape painter; a master of water colours. He sought to convey atmosphere by means of an innovative use of colour and gradations of light
3. (Biography) Nat. 1800–31, US rebel slave, who led (1831) Turner's Insurrection, the only major slave revolt in US history: executed
4. (Biography) Robert Edward III, known as Ted. born 1938, US broadcasting executive and yachtsman; chairman of Turner Broadcasting (1970–96), founder of Cable News Network (1980), and vice-chairman of Time Warner (1996–2003)
5. (Biography) Tina, real name Annie Mae Bullock. born 1940, US rock singer who performed (1958–75) with her then husband Ike Turner (1931–2007) and later as a solo act. Her recordings include "River Deep, Mountain High" (1966) and "Simply the Best" (1991)


(ˈtɜr nər)

1. one that turns or is employed in turning.
2. a person who fashions or shapes objects on a lathe.


(ˈtɜr nər, ˈtʊər-)

a member of a turnverein; an athlete or gymnast.
[1850–55; < German: gymnast, derivative of turnen to exercise < French tourner to turn; see -er1]


(ˈtɜr nər)

1. Frederick Jackson, 1861–1932, U.S. historian.
2. Joseph Mallord William, 1775–1851, English painter.
3. Nat, 1800–31, U.S. leader of uprising of slaves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turner - United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
2.Turner - United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
3.turner - English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)Turner - English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)
4.Turner - United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
5.turner - a tumbler who is a member of a turnvereinturner - a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
turnverein - a club of tumblers or gymnasts
tumbler - a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.
6.turner - a lathe operatorturner - a lathe operator      
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
7.turner - one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
8.turner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handleturner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
fish slice - a food turner with a broad blade used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan
pancake turner - turner for serving or turning pancakes
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade


[ˈtɜːnəʳ] Ntornero m


n (of metal)Dreher(in) m(f); (of wood)Drechsler(in) m(f)
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Turner was apparently the richer man, so McCarthy became his tenant but still remained, it seems, upon terms of perfect equality, as they were frequently together.
There are several people in the neighbourhood, however, and among them Miss Turner, the daughter of the neighbouring landowner, who believe in his innocence, and who have retained Lestrade, whom you may recollect in connection with the Study in Scarlet, to work out the case in his interest.
I hope we may clear him, Miss Turner," said Sherlock Holmes.
I cannot admire his taste," I remarked, "if it is indeed a fact that he was averse to a marriage with so charming a young lady as this Miss Turner.
The Mary Turner, towed out by a tug, sailed shortly after daybreak, and Daughtry, Kwaque, and Michael looked their last for ever on Sydney Harbour.
The fine lines of the Mary Turner were explained by the fact that she had been built for seal-hunting; and for the same reason on board of her was room and to spare.
Then there was the path of the Mary Turner across the sea.
I'll tell you something more," he continued, just as it seemed he had finished, and just in time to interrupt Daughtry away from his third attempt to ferret out the true inwardness of the situation on the Mary Turner and of the Ancient Mariner's part in it.
Turner, who was the first victim, broke the news to his form that the headmaster would take them for Latin that day, and on the pretence that they might like to ask him a question or two so that they should not make perfect fools of themselves, spent the last quarter of an hour of the history lesson in construing for them the passage of Livy which had been set for the day; but when he rejoined his class and looked at the paper on which Mr.
William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
But I lay you ain't a-goin' to threaten nobody any more, Jim Turner.
Turner for having alarmed Ralph, and for having given a false alarm.