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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)