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Meaning of TURNING

Pronunciation:  'turning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"
  2. [n]  the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
  3. [n]  a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
  4. [adj]  turning about an axis
 

TURNING is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: moving, revolving, rotating, turn, turn, wheeling
 
 See Also: change, change of course, coming back, deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion, gyration, kick turn, left, motion, movement, return, reversal, revolution, right, rotation, stem, stem turn, swerve, swerve, swerving, telemark, three-point turn, turn around, veering, version, volution, yaw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Turn"ing\, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding;
   a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.

         Through paths and turnings often trod by day.
                                               --Milton.

2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.

         It is preached at every turning.      --Coleridge.

3. Deviation from the way or proper course. --Harmar.

4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various
   by means of a lathe and cutting tools.

5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of
   turning from the material turned.

6. (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is
   turned.

{Turning and boring mill}, a kind of lathe having a vertical
   spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring
   large work.

{Turning bridge}. See the Note under {Drawbridge}.

{Turning engine}, an engine lathe.

{Turning lathe}, a lathe used by turners to shape their work.


{Turning pair}. See the Note under {Pair}, n.

{Turning point}, the point upon which a question turns, and
   which decides a case.

 

 

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