Part of speech:
A thing or part having the shape of a curve
Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
A sharp turn in skateboarding in which the back foot applies sudden pressure to the back of the board, lifting the front end into the air to turn.
An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs:
The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
A ride or pleasure trip in a motor vehicle
Something rolled up:
A place where a road turns or turns off
A spiral path or flight
An unexpected direction given to or taken by a situation
The wind instruments of an orchestra, or the players of these instruments
The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
(--- Computers) Movement of characters in a register to the left or right, as of the bits in a byte.
A solid angle.
A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
The point where a river, road, etc. is divided into two or more branches, or where branches join to form a river, road, etc.
A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
A point of time
A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
A turning point
The act or action of crossing.
A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another:
A turning point
Sudden fear or terror; alarm
A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
Any sudden calamity or misfortune; shock
(Law) A document by which a conveyance of real property is effected
An acquired skill or refinement:
The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
A roundabout way; deviation from a direct way
An instance of this; an abnormality or departure from a norm:
A turn made in skiing by stemming with one of the skis and bringing the other parallel
A change in course
A change in course
A skiing turn in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
A change in course
A change in course
A change in course
A change in course
A change in course
A maneuver in which an airplane first completes half a loop and then half a roll in order to gain altitude and change flight direction simultaneously.
To move in a circle or orbit around a point
To cause to alternate or proceed in sequence:
To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
(Obs.) To hurl or throw
To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body
To rotate rapidly; spin
To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
To touch or reach the ground.
(Aeron.) To perform a loop or loops
To change its course by being tacked, or sail against the wind by a series of tacks
To fall back; return:
To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To trace again the story of, from the beginning
To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
To undergo or show change:
To change from one form or use to another; transform
To change the condition, nature, or function of; convert
To turn inside out or upside down:
To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
To give back to the owner:
To act, happen, etc. by turns; follow successively
To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To turn (an electric light or appliance) on or off in this way
To turn away:
In a zigzag course
To turn or move aside or onto another course:
To change the object or focus of (attention).
To cause to be spoiled or transformed into something bad:
To make or become sour or acid
To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
To ride on a swing.
To turn from a straight line
(Nautical) To turn the head of a ship toward the wind.
To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
To move about aimlessly through or over:
To present (a charge) against a defendant before a court:
To speed up or otherwise increase the success of (a chemical process or pathway):
To be subjected to great stress:
To bruise tissue, a surface, etc.
To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
To turn away (from) in revulsion
To wrap up; envelop
To undergo transmutation.
To make again or anew.
(Music) To write or perform music in a different key.
To be pertinent or relevant:
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
To put to use; make practical or profitable use of
To supervise the performance of:
To become fixed; harden:
To point or direct (a gun or camera, for example) at something.
To drive back; repel, as an attack
Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
(Botany) Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.
Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
Turning around a central point or axis, as a wheel; rotating
Coiled or twisted; winding
Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
Turning about an axis; revolving or whirling.
The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military formation.
A help or convenience
A shepherd's staff, with a hook at one end
The movement of a structure or structural part as a result of stress.
A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ:
A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
(Sports) A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.
Range or scope
(Popularly) The force that acts to produce rotation, as in the drive shaft of an automotive vehicle
The stress on an object when torque is applied to it.
A turn so as to face the opposite way; about-face
To turn aside from a course or direction:
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
To turn outward or inside out, as an eyelid
To turn, bend, or curve, usually inward
(Medicine) To turn a tubular organ or part inward upon itself.
(Now Rare) To make different; alter
To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
To go; esp., to go often, customarily, or generally
To move, go, or turn backward or in the opposite direction
(Biol.) To return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species
To secure, fit, or support with a swivel.
To change completely; transform, esp. in a grotesque or strange manner
To go around in a circle; revolve
To move in an orbit around
To cut a way (through water, snow, etc.)
(Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
To develop a dull edge or point
To make or become dull
To cause great pain or anguish to.
(Figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
To suffer great emotional distress, as from embarrassment or revulsion
To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
To throw into confusion or disarray.
To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
(Medicine) To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).
To move in a curved course
To form an arch or archlike curve:
To bend or curve downward; stoop.
To a specific place:
To pass above and across
To change to the opposite position, direction, or course.
To make less extreme, severe, or strong:
To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.
To become an apostate
To disown allegiance to one's country and take up residence in another:
To withdraw from, especially in spite of a responsibility or duty; forsake:
To become a deserter or an outlaw.
To change sides; apostatize.
To hunt for rats, esp. with dogs
To cause to fall or turn; direct
(Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
To sharpen to a point, as a pencil
To cause to come down or fall with force; knock down, as from an erect position
To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
To direct one's thoughts or attention:
To set apart for a specific purpose or use:
To bring into focus
To offer in good faith; pledge:
To fall into ruin:
To rot or cause to rot; decay; putrefy.
To undergo or cause to undergo a nuclear transformation as a result of radioactive decay or a nuclear reaction
To crumble to dust; disintegrate.
To make or become putrid or rotten; decompose
To cause to decompose or decay.
To damage or injure in such a way as to make useless, valueless, etc.; destroy
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
To relate or apply (to); be concerned or deal
To go or betake oneself (to a place)
To go past or through without making a required stop
To come to be.
In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
To be or become; come to be (doing something); come to be (in a situation, condition, etc.)
To come into existence from a source; spring up:
(Informal, former) To make a phonograph recording of
A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
The act of rolling or turning around a center or axis
Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series:
A continuing process of change from one state, condition, or form to another.
A planned and controlled tactical or strategic movement of troops, warships, aircraft, etc.
One of a series of actions toward some goal
An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
(Geom.) The rate of deviation of a curve or curved surface from a straight line or plane surface tangent to it
A contest between antagonists; a match:
A short, sudden movement or pull; tug; jerk
A numbered round of play in which both teams have a turn at bat: a baseball game normally consists of nine innings, and a cricket game of two innings
(Australian) A period of rest.
Any of various small sandpipers, as the little stint (Calidris minuta)
An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion:
A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places:
The art or knack of doing something easily, skillfully, quickly, etc.
(Nautical) Any of the periods of time, usually four hours, into which the day aboard ship is divided and during which a part of the crew is assigned to duty.
An area of grassland unbounded by hedges or fences.
A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
A habitual inclination; a tendency:
The act of a person or thing that leans
The state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias
A definite liking; a strong inclination.
A special liking for something; a preference.
The condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection
A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
A natural inclination or tendency; bent
A sideways glance.
An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
The general direction of something:
Quickness to learn or understand
One of the divisions of a college or university:
(Obs.) Sense of smell; hence, keen, natural discernment
A great natural ability (for a particular activity); strong disposition or inclination
The act of giving:
An inherited tendency of an organism to behave in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need. The development and performance of instinctive behavior does not depend upon the specific details of an individual's learning experiences. Instead, instinctive behavior develops in the same way for all individuals of the same species or of the same sex of a species. For example, birds will build the form of nest typical of their species although they may never have seen such a nest being built before. Some butterfly species undertake long migrations to wintering grounds that they have never seen. Behavior in animals often reflects the influence of a combination of instinct and learning. The basic song pattern of many bird species is inherited, but it is often refined by learning from other members of the species. Dogs that naturally seek to gather animals such as sheep or cattle into a group are said to have a herding instinct, but the effective use of this instinct by the dog also requires learning on the dog's part. Instinct, as opposed to reflex , is usually used of inherited behavior patterns that are more complex or sometimes involve a degree of interaction with learning processes.
A clever expedient or way of doing something
Any natural ability or power; natural endowment
A walk taken regularly for one's health.
(Sports) A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
Freedom or occasion for action; scope:
A thing done; deed
A regular, more or less unvarying procedure, customary, prescribed, or habitual, as of business or daily life
(Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic:
A small piece or quantity
(Brit.) Sprain or wrench
To pile into ricks.
change to the contrary
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
To tense (a muscle) by contraction
(Physics) To change the shape of by pressure or stress
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
pass to the other side of
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