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Turk

 (tûrk)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
2. A member of the principal ethnic group of modern-day Turkey or, formerly, of the Ottoman Empire.
3. A member of any of the Turkic-speaking peoples.

[Middle English, from Old French turc, from Turkish Türk; akin to Old Turkic türk, perhaps from türk, ripe, vigorous, strong.]
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Turk

(tɜːk)
n
1. (Peoples) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Turkey
2. (Peoples) a native speaker of any Turkic language, such as an inhabitant of Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan
3. obsolete derogatory a violent, brutal, or domineering person
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Turk

(tɜrk)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Turkey.
2. a Turkish-speaking citizen of the Ottoman Empire.
3. a member of any Turkic-speaking people.
4.
a. one of a breed of Turkish horses closely related to the Arabian horse.
b. any Turkish horse.
[1300–50; Middle English « Turkish Türk; compare Medieval Latin Turcus, Medieval Greek Toûrkos]

Turk.

Turkey.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turk - a native or inhabitant of TurkeyTurk - a native or inhabitant of Turkey  
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Osmanli, Ottoman, Ottoman Turk - a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
effendi - a former Turkish term of respect; especially for government officials
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Translations
Turek
tyrker
turkkilainen
Turčin
török
トルコ人
터키 사람
turk
ชาวตุรกี
người Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ

Turk

[tɜːk] N
1. (from Turkey) → turco/a m/f
2. (fig) (esp Pol) → elemento m alborotador
young Turkjoven reformista mf
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Turk

[ˈtɜːrk] nTurc (Turque)m/f
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Turk

nTürke m, → Türkin f
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Turk

[tɜːk] nturco/a
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Turk

تُرْكِيّ Turek tyrker Türke Τούρκος turco turkkilainen Turc Turčin turco トルコ人 터키 사람 Turk tyrker Turek turco турок turk ชาวตุรกี Türk người Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ 土耳其人
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References in classic literature ?
The examples of these two governments in our time are the Turk and the King of France.
Now if you will consider what was the nature of the government of Darius, you will find it similar to the kingdom of the Turk, and therefore it was only necessary for Alexander, first to overthrow him in the field, and then to take the country from him.
The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth.
"The Turk quickly perceived the impression that his daughter had made on the heart of Felix and endeavoured to secure him more entirely in his interests by the promise of her hand in marriage so soon as he should be conveyed to a place of safety.
Mahmoud's tomb was covered with a black velvet pall, which was elaborately embroidered with silver; it stood within a fancy silver railing; at the sides and corners were silver candlesticks that would weigh more than a hundred pounds, and they supported candles as large as a man's leg; on the top of the sarcophagus was a fez, with a handsome diamond ornament upon it, which an attendant said cost a hundred thousand pounds, and lied like a Turk when he said it.
But now, before the terror of the Turk, driven forth by the fear of slavery and disgrace, these Greek scholars fled.
Seth knew Turk Smollet, the half dangerous old wood chopper whose peculiarities added so much of color to the life of the village.
Some time after my arrival in Flanders news came of the league that his Holiness Pope Pius V of happy memory, had made with Venice and Spain against the common enemy, the Turk, who had just then with his fleet taken the famous island of Cyprus, which belonged to the Venetians, a loss deplorable and disastrous.
For soldiers, I find the generals commonly in their hortatives, put men in mind of their wives and children; and I think the despising of marriage amongst the Turks, maketh the vulgar soldier more base.
By sea, we foresaw the hazard we run of falling into the hands of the Turks, amongst whom we should lose, if not our lives, at least our liberty, and be for ever prevented from reaching the court of Aethiopia.
Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
They were speaking of the last telegram stating that the Turks had been for three days in succession beaten at all points and put to flight, and that tomorrow a decisive engagement was expected.