Definitions for: Turning


[n] act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"
[n] the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
[n] a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
[adj] turning about an axis



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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