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Spell Check of turn

Correct spelling: turn

Definition of turn:

  1. 1. To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically to change the position of the fetus in utero so as to convert a malpresentation into one permitting of normal delivery. 2. A change of position.
  2. The act of turning; a revolution; a winding; a bend or bending; a walk to and fro; change; change of direction; chance; hap; incidental opportunity; form, shape or manner; act of kindness or malice; new position of things; a pit sunk in some part of a drift. By turns, alternately. To take turns, to take each other's places alternately.
  3. To cause to move in a circular course; to change or shift sides; to change or transform; to metamorphose; to put upside down to alter position, as the posture of the body; to form on a lathe; to shape; to translate; to transfer; to cause to nauseate; to make giddy; to infatuate; to direct; to revolve; to move from a direct course or straight line; to cause to deviate; to reverse; to make acid; to sour, as wines; to dissuade from a purpose or cause to change sides. To turn aside, to avert. To turn away, to dismiss; to avert. To turn down, to fold or double down. To turn in, to fold or double. To turn off, to dismis contemptuously; to deflect. To be turned to be advanced beyond. To turn out, to expel; to put forth. To turn over, to change sides; to transfer; to overset. To turn to, to have recourse to. To turn upon, to retort. To turn the back, to flee. To turn the back upon, to quit with contempt; to for sake. To turn the die, to change fortune.
  4. To move round; to have a circular motion; to be directed; to move the body round; to move; to revolve; to deviate; to be changed; to change; to become giddy; to change a course of life; to repent. To turn about, to move the face to another quarter. To turn away, to deviate. To turn in, to bend inward; to go to bed. To turn off, to deviate from a course. To turn on, to reply or retort. To turn out, to move from its place; to rise from bed; to prove in the result. To turn over, to turn from side to side; to tumble; to change sides. To turn to, to be directed. To turn under, to bend or be folded downward. To turn up, to bend or be doubled upward.

Common misspellings for turn:

rurn, trun, yurn, teurn.


Google Ngram Viewer results for turn:

This graph shows how "turn" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for turn:

  1. She did not know where to turn – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  2. Then he would have to turn back. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  3. I thought I could turn back. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher

Rhymes for turn:

  1. bern, berne, burn, churn, earn, erne, fern, kern, learn, spurn, stern, sterne, urn, verne, yearn, dern, hern, herne, kearn, hearn, hearne, burne, byrne, vern, stearn, stearne, cern, durn, hurn;
  2. adjourn, concern, discern, return, sauterne, upturn, ahearn, laverne, ahern, aherne;
  3. unconcern;