Turkish

Definitions

  • Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Turkish of or relating to or characteristic of Turkey or its people or language "Turkish towels"
    • n Turkish a Turkic language spoken by the Turks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban
    • pr. a Turkish Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as "Turkish Coffee." It is still made this way today in Turkey and Greece or anywhere else Turkish Coffee is served.
    • Turkish Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks; characteristic of, made in, or derived from Turkey: as, Turkish misrule; Turkish rugs.
    • n Turkish The language of the Turks, a member of the Ural-Altaic family of languages, having several dialects, of which the literary language of the Ottoman Turks is the best-known. It is commonly written with the Arabic alphabet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family's pot filled with coffee.
    • adj Turkish pertaining to the Turks or to Turkey
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Usage

In literature:

The Turkish war added gravity to the Battalion's responsibilities in the Sudan.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
The Turkish soldiers made a good impression.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
I once saw the arrival of a Turkish bride at her bridegroom's house.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
He wrangled in Greek, Turkish, French, and Italian, and they all talked to him at the same time.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Proceeding slowly on our way, we noticed half a dozen Turkish warships lying in the stream near by.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
Meanwhile the scouts brought tidings that the Turkish predatory bands were assembling on the other side of the Theiss at Plakamocz.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
Two hundred quid he had netted over that, paid in Turkish gold.
"Command" by William McFee
Mockery of religious subjects was no unusual thing with Turkish magnates in those days.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
One man took off his wide Turkish trousers, and stretching them out upon two sticks caught almost a handful at a time.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
The women of the Persian seraglio are more closely confined, if possible, than the women of the Hindoo or of the Turkish harems.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
A Turkish order or decoration of the crescent was instituted by Sultan Selim III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
She awoke and was very much frightened, but he told her he was a Turkish angel who had come down through the air to see her.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The sailing boats entering the harbour are almost entirely Turkish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
He brought 2000 Turkish archers with him to Basra, the first Turkish slaves to enter the Moslem empire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
This morning we went into the Turkish quarter, and we went over some old Turkish baths.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
In 1480 the Island of Rhodes, the head-quarters of the order, was invaded by a Turkish army of 100,000 men.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The men supply the souls and the religion for the Turkish household.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The following languages may be used in debate: German, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Russian.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The Turkish commander then showed him the letter.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
The food consisted of a very small portion of poor bread, olives, and semi-raw meat which the Turkish N.C.O.
"The Escaping Club" by A. J. Evans
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In poetry:

Stibor had led in many a fight,
And broken a score of swords
In furious frays and bloody raids
Against the Turkish hordes.
"Betzko" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Is yon a cot I saw, though low?
When lightning broke the gloom—-
How welcome were its shade!—-ah, no!
'Tis but a Turkish tomb.
"Stanzas Composed During A Thunderstorm" by Lord George Gordon Byron
An ounce or more of Turkish lead,
He got his wounds at Sulva Bay
They’ve brought the Union Jack to spread
Upon him when he goes away.
"Screens (In a Hospital)" by Winifred Mary Letts
He’s wiser than father and mother,
And proud as a Turkish Hussar,
And ere he’s well out of the cradle
e's puffing a fragrant (!) cigar.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
Yet older than all three, but banned
To suffer still the exile's doom
From shrine where Turkish sentries stand,
And Christians wrangle round Christ's tomb.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And a star, scarce risen, they saw decline,
Where Orsova's hills looked coldly down,
As Kossuth buried the Iron Crown
And fled in the dark to the Turkish line.
"The Curse Of Hungary" by John Hay

In news:

Turkish-born Raci Erdem made his name on Mediterranean joints with American monikers.
Turkish film highlights gay honor killing .
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on a new Turkish movie that challenges prejudice toward gays.
Recently acquired midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy scored early and Turkish forward Sercan Guvenisik added a late goal Tuesday as the Earthquakes reserves defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 at San Jose's practice field.
We do suggest that you buy a direct flight, that is, either Delta or Turkish Airlines.
Turkish facilities for Syrian refugees are already overflowing.
Syrian boys from Ras al-Ain attempt to cross back into Syria at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on Saturday, November 24.
Turkish military station at the border gate with Syria, across from Syrian rebel-controlled Tel Abyad town, in Akcakale, Turkey, Sunday, Oct 7, 2012.
Kurdish rebels use northern Iraq as a springboard for attacks on Turkish targets in their 28-year-old fight for autonomy in Turkey's Kurdish -dominated southeast.
Rebels claim control of Syrian army position near Turkish border.
Europe Images International closes deals with Turkish channel ATV and RTL Klub in Hungary after strong debut for the action series on German TV.
Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes delighted Istanbul fans with remarkable wins in Europe's premier club basketball competition but CSKA Moscow spoiled the Turkish party with a 85-58 rout of Besiktas on Friday.
Turkey Says Syrian Missile Brought Down Turkish Warplane .
A Turkish military aircraft was shot down by Syria, according to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish jets parade during the Victory Day celebrations, in Ankara on August 30, 2011.
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In science:

Gompf, The topology of symplectic manifolds, Turkish J.
Simple examples of symplectic fourfolds with exotic properties
Freed, D., The Verlinde algebra is twisted equivariant K -theory, Turkish J.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Ruan, Virtual neighbourhoods and pseudo-holomorphic curves, Turkish J.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Ruan, Virtual neiborhood and pseudoholomorphic curve, Turkish J.
Floer Homology for Symplectomorphism
Ruan, Virtual neighbourhoods and pseudo-holomorphic curves, Turkish J.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology: a User's Guide
Burdick presented his paper on The First Turkish International Conference on Topology in Istanbul 2000 .
Sequence of dualizations of topological spaces is finite
The Japanese and Turkish programs, therefore, neatly fill in the gap between ROTSE-III observations, and the joint data set provides evidence for five changes in slope decay index within the first 20 hours after the burst.
ROTSE-III Observations of the Early Afterglow From GRB 030329
D Auroux, Fiber sums of genus 2 Lefschetz fibrations, Turkish J.
A stable classification of Lefschetz fibrations
We thank the Turkish National Observatory of T ¨UB˙ITAK for running the optical facilities.
Recent RXTE/ASM and ROTSEIIId Observations of EXO 2030+375
The work of SS is supported by the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority under the grant number DPT05K120010.
Four Statements about the Fourth Generation
Kulikov, Deformation inequivalent complex conjugated complex structures and applications, Turkish J.
Moduli spaces of surfaces and monodromy invariants
To be published in Turkish Journal of Physics. S.
New Tool for "Old" Nuclear Physics: FEL gamma-Nucleus Colliders
Stern, Immersed spheres in 4-manifolds and the immersed Thom conjecture, Turkish J.
Nonsymplectic 4-Manifolds with One Basic Class
Stern, Immersed spheres in 4-manifolds and the immersed Thom conjecture, Turkish J.
On the conformal systoles of four-manifolds
Nekov´ar, J. and Schappacher, N.: On the asymptotic behaviour of Heegner points, Turkish J.
Relations among modular points on elliptic curves
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