turn out


  • And so the teacher turned him out
    And so the teacher turned him out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn out get up and out of bed "I get up at 7 A.M. every day","They rose early","He uprose at night"
    • v turn out come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons "How many people turned out that evening?"
    • v turn out put out or expel from a place "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
    • v turn out cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch "Turn off the stereo, please","cut the engine","turn out the lights"
    • v turn out produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery "This factory turns out saws"
    • v turn out bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year" "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
    • v turn out turn outward "These birds can splay out their toes","ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
    • v turn out outfit or equip, as with accessories "The actors were turned out lavishly"
    • v turn out come and gather for a public event "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"
    • v turn out result or end "How will the game turn out?"
    • v turn out be shown or be found to be "She proved to be right","The medicine turned out to save her life","She turned up HIV positive"
    • v turn out prove to be in the result or end "It turns out that he was right"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A starfish can turn its stomach inside out
    • Turn out to drive out, to expel: to put to pasture (as cattle): to make for market or for use: to project: to prove in the result: to muster: to leave one's work to take part in a strike:
    • Turn out (coll.) to get out of bed
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  • John Wooden
    “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
  • Albert Shanker
    Albert Shanker
    “We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.”
  • Orson Welles
    “When you are down and out something always turns up -- and it is usually the noses of your friends.”
  • J. Richard Munro
    J. Richard Munro
    “It first appeared like a crazy idea. It turned out he had a great idea.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark.”
  • Henry Ford
    “Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

The mystery of the preceding evening might turn out a trifle: she had been thinking too seriously about her own fancies.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Well, I hope with all my heart, Mr. Hartington, that this most unfortunate affair will not turn out so badly after all.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
Set into the oven for 1/2 an hour; when cold turn out of mould and garnish with parsley.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
If it turns out to be favourable, as I confidently expect, we may have a proposal to lay before you.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Things never turn out at cricket as one expects, however, and the second innings of the Sixth was no exception to the rule.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The evening had turned out fine.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Nobody seemed to know the stuff they were turning out.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Run in; jump once and run out on the opposite side; the rope turned toward jumper.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
She spent it turning out his drawers and finding all the things there were to mend there.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
One who turns out speedily to relieve the watch before the sound is out of the bell.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

"And then I'll be your ain true-love,
I'll turn a naked knight;
Then cover me wi your green mantle,
And cover me out o sight."
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
"And then I'll be your ain true-love,
I'll turn a naked knight,
Then cover me wi your green mantle,
And hide me out o sight."
"Tam Lin" by Anonymous Americas
His face was lit-I vow 'twas lit
Like glorious evening skies;
And, as he turned and smiled, flashed out
The manhood from his eyes.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
- and here, from mine own joy apart,
I wait the turning of the key: -
I am shut out of mine own heart
because my love is far from me.
"I Am Shut Out Of Mine Own Heart" by Christopher Brennan
But I who am weary and footsore,
And faint from the wounds that bleed,
I turn away from their singing,
I am out of touch with their creed.
"I Stand With My Shoulder To Shoulders" by Alexander Anderson
All faded save one, that burned
With distant and steady light;
But that, too, went out -- and I turned
Where my own lamp within shone bright!
"Musings" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Over 1,000 Turn Out to Honor Betty White, Zoo Supporter and GLAZA Trustee.
It's one of many, it turns out, as a most unusual medical story unfolds.
This small Brooklyn bakery turns out some of the finest breads and pastries in the city.
Turns out, they landed the guy they wanted all along.
Turns out they have a dedicated.
As it turns out, Kimesia Smith really didn't have it her way.
Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Hank Conger) just turned out to be better than people thought.
It turned out great, and it is super easy.
Turns out – it's not.
Turns out, some federal agencies may be doing the same.
I want to take a few moments to courage anyone in the general area of the Clay County Fair to turn out for the debate between Rep Steve King and Christie Vilsack Saturday evening at the Clay County Regional Events Center.
Chasco Turns On Success By Turning Out The Lights.
It turned out to be a great choice.
Turns Out There are Three.
You've heard all the jokes about hospital food, but the hardworking professionals at hospital kitchens can indeed turn out some pretty terrific dishes, when they have the budget.

In science:

It turns out that the corresponding path integral can be evaluated exactly.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
In particular, we calculate the eigenvalues, which turn out to be real.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Unfortunately the Speicher’s theorem cannot be applied directly since it turns out that the events “Ks commutes with Kt” are not independent for different pairs {s, t}.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
Trivial geometric monodromy implies isotriviality (generic fibres pairwise isomorphic) and turns out to be equivalent to it for rational polynomials of simple type.
Rational polynomials of simple type
WZ term (18) turns out to be the same in the two dual regimes, at leading order.
Microscopic entropy of the most general four-dimensional BPS black hole