Origin of turner1
[tur-ner, too r-]
- a member of a turnverein; tumbler or gymnast.
Origin of turner2
- 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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Examples from the Web for turner
But there was a lot more to Turner than a masochistic mission to understand the elements.
As in the case of Turner, the core of the intellect is missing.
He said it was too soon to judge Mr Turner and certainly too soon to describe late era Leigh—“I have not died yet!”
In the masterpiece Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh translates the soul of his characters on screen.
In the film, Turner begins to think about how his work will be seen after his demise.
I want to be sure to give the Turner woman time to get here while that gang is at work.
And, oh, yes, they've picked up a young girl at the Turner woman's place.
Does Garson know we've arrested the Turner girl and young Gilder?
He chuckled as he added: "That Turner woman saved you the trouble with one."
Professor Turner will expound the significance of the frontier in American history.The American Mind
- 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)
- a person or thing that turns, esp a person who operates a lathe
- US a member of a society of gymnasts
Word Origin and History for turner
c.1400, agent noun from turn (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper