turner

1
[ tur-ner ]
/ ˈtɜr nər /

noun

a person or thing that turns or is employed in turning.
a person who fashions or shapes objects on a lathe.

Origin of turner

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at turn, -er1

Definition for turner (2 of 3)

turner

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[ tur-ner, too r- ]
/ ˈtɜr nər, ˈtʊər- /

noun

a member of a turnverein; tumbler or gymnast.

Origin of turner

2
1850–55; < German Turner gymnast, derivative of turnen to exercise < French tourner to turn; see -er1

Definition for turner (3 of 3)

Turner

[ tur-ner ]
/ ˈtɜr nər /

noun

Frederick Jackson,1861–1932, U.S. historian.
Joseph Mal·lord William, [mal-erd] /ˈmæl ərd/, 1775–1851, English painter.
Joseph VernonBig Joe, 1911–85, U.S. jazz and blues singer.
Nat,1800–31, American black slave leader: led uprising of slaves in Southampton County, Virginia, 1831.
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British Dictionary definitions for turner (1 of 2)

Turner

/ (ˈtɜːnə) /

noun

Jane . born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kath' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–2007)
J (oseph) M (allord) W (illiam). 1775–1851, British landscape painter; a master of water colours. He sought to convey atmosphere by means of an innovative use of colour and gradations of light
Nat . 1800–31, US rebel slave, who led (1831) Turner's Insurrection, the only major slave revolt in US history: executed
Robert Edward III, known as Ted. born 1938, US broadcasting executive and yachtsman; chairman of Turner Broadcasting (1970–96), founder of Cable News Network (1980), and vice-chairman of Time Warner (1996–2003)
Tina, real name Annie Mae Bullock . born 1940, US rock singer who performed (1958–75) with her then husband Ike Turner (1931–2007) and later as a solo act. Her recordings include "River Deep, Mountain High" (1966) and "Simply the Best" (1991)

British Dictionary definitions for turner (2 of 2)

turner

/ (ˈtɜːnə) /

noun

a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
US a member of a society of gymnasts
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