• WordNet 3.6
    • n turner cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
    • n turner one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope
    • n turner a lathe operator
    • n turner a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
    • n Turner United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
    • n Turner English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)
    • n Turner United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
    • n Turner United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away
    • n Turner A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.
    • Turner (Zoöl) A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.
    • Turner One who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock.
    • n turner One who or that which turns; specifically, one whose occupation involves work with a lathe.
    • n turner A small piece of fire-clay molded into the form of a segment of a sphere, and serving as a pivotal support to a small circular disk which itself supports a watch-dial while in the enameling-furnace, during which time it must be constantly turned to subject the enamel to uniform conditions of heat.
    • n turner In seal-fishing: Same as turner-harp.
    • n turner Same as turner-hood.
    • n turner A tumbler; a gymnast; specifically [capitalized], a member of one of the gymnastic bodies (German Turnvereine) first instituted by F. L. Jahn about 1811, and especially in favor among Germans.
    • n turner A kind of tumbler-pigeon.
    • n turner A Scottish copper coin issued by James VI. and by later sovereigns, worth 2d. Scotch (about one third of a United States cent) at the time of issue. Compare bodle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kathleen Turner was the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and Amy Irving was her singing voice.
    • ns Turner one who, or that which, turns: a tumbler, gymnast, esp. a member of the German Turnvereine or gymnastic bodies, instituted by F. L. Jahn in 1811
    • n Turner tur′nėr a Scotch copper coin worth 2d., issued by James VI.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. turney.


In literature:

Turner was born in 1819, and died in June, 1887.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
Yes, I'm sure it's not, Mrs. Turner.
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
Edited by Albert Turner.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
The river is here very beautiful, and the view was once painted by Turner.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Dr. J. D. Shaw, Dr. Bruce, and Dr. Turner.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Mr Turner is more than the Magnus Apollo.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
His name was Tom Turner.
"The Thorogood Family" by R.M. Ballantyne
Whereupon Stannard, Turner and Harris, non-participants ever, took themselves off to bed.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
"Lectures on Architecture and Painting" by John Ruskin
She had called upon Mr. Turner to state her complaint against Nan Cutler.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann

In poetry:

the sensitive genius turner
simple detested Smyrna.
He said, give him Mozambique
Any day of the week.
"Clerihew - Turner" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And there was Mr. Turner's Ben,
Who heard the children spell,
And picked the words right up by heart,
And learned to read 'em well.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Close upon the Turner pictures
Closer than a thought may go
Hangs her eye and all the colours
Leap into a special glow
All for her, all alone
All for her, all for Joan.
"Deeply Morbid" by Stevie Smith
Of pictures, I should like to own
Titians aud Raphaels three or four,—
I love so much their style and tone,
One Turner, and no more,
(A landscape,—foreground golden dirt,—
The sunshine painted with a squirt.)
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They say she was a morbid girl, no doubt of it
And what befell her clearly grew out of it
But I say she's a lucky one
To walk for ever in that sun
And as I bless sweet Turner's name
I wish that I could do the same.
"Deeply Morbid" by Stevie Smith

In news:

King Turner back for Davis Cup tie .
In Connecticut Elizabeth Anderson Debs , the daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard A Debs of New York and Greenwich, Conn. And Stephen Carmichael Turner, a son of Mr and Mrs Kimball Turner of Edgartown, Mass.
Micah Turner, Army Deserter On The Run, Could Face Confinement When Apprehended.
Micah Turner makes the salute motion next to the Wall Street bull in New York.
This post was updated at 2:50 pm with comment from Army spokesman Maj. Justin Platt and Sgt Micah Turner.
Trust And Obey Posted by Susan Turner Nov 12, 2012.
I Will Give Thanks Posted by Susan Turner Nov 11, 2012.
Canyon's Chamaya Turner wins gold in shot put, discus .
Pioneer Park, 387 E Washington St. Carvers, wood art, driftwood, turners, and more.
Doors open at 7 pm Saturday at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N 4th St.
I've read over the past year that Evan Turner is a "big" Brandon Roy and I always thought the following, "Is Brandon Roy small.
" or alternatively, "Is Evan Turner big.
Turner, Webcor, Hensel Phelps top BD+C's list of the 75 largest green contractors.
Norv Turner is elite coach.
Ike and Tina Turner Doin' It 0:22:55 (Real ).

In science:

Turner, “Development of Axion Perturbations in an Axion Dominated Universe,” Phys.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
In NGC 5253 we observe a stream of molecular gas falling into the galaxy (Figure 3: Meier, Turner, & Beck 2002).
Watching the Birth of Super Star Clusters
One of the most important and challenging questions in cosmology and particle physics is to understand the nature of the dark energy that is driving the observed cosmic acceleration, see e.g. (Weinberg (1989); Carroll et al. (1992); Turner (2000) ; Sahni & Starobinsky (2000) ; Padmanabhan (2003) ; Ishak (2005)).
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
Here, zmin and zmax refer to the minimum and maximum redshifts (see, e.g., Carroll, Press & Turner 1992).
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
Turner, The Galois theory of matrix C -rings, Appl.
Galois theory in bicategories