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TURN OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turn out mean? 

TURN OUT (verb)
  The verb TURN OUT has 12 senses:

1. be shown or be found to be
2. prove to be in the result or end
3. produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery
4. result or end
5. come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons
6. bring forth,
7. put out or expel from a place
8. come and gather for a public event
9. outfit or equip, as with accessories
10. turn outward
11. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
12. get up and out of bed

  Familiarity information: TURN OUT used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURN OUT (verb)


Sense 1turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be shown or be found to be

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

prove; turn out; turn up

Context examples:

She proved to be right / The medicine turned out to save her life / She turned up HIV positive

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn out"):

ensue; result (issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove to be in the result or end

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

It turns out that he was right

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

This factory turns out saws

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

create; make; produce (create or manufacture a man-made product)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Result or end

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

come out; turn out

Context example:

How will the game turn out?

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

cease; end; finish; stop; terminate (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn out"):

eventuate (come out in the end)

work out (happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

How many people turned out that evening?

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

appear (come into sight or view)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 6turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring forth,

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

bear; turn out

Context examples:

The apple tree bore delicious apples this year / The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn out"):

fruit (bear fruit)

overbear (bear too much)

crop (yield crops)

seed (bear seeds)

spin off (produce as a consequence or an unplanned result)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 7turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put out or expel from a place

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

turf out; eject; chuck out; expel; boot out; kick out; throw out; exclude; turn out

Context example:

The child was expelled from the classroom

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn out"):

evict; force out (expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process)

evict (expel or eject without recourse to legal process)

show the door (ask to leave)

bounce (eject from the premises)

bump; dislodge; displace (remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied)

exorcise; exorcize (expel through adjuration or prayers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 8turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come and gather for a public event

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 9turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Outfit or equip, as with accessories

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The actors were turned out lavishly

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

equip; fit; fit out; outfit (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 10turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn outward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

splay; rotate; spread out; turn out

Context examples:

These birds can splay out their toes / ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 11turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

turn off; switch off; turn out; cut

Context examples:

Turn off the stereo, please / cut the engine / turn out the lights

Hypernyms (to "turn out" is one way to...):

flip; switch; throw (cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn out"):

kill (cause to cease operating)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 12turn out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get up and out of bed

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

get up; arise; uprise; rise; turn out

Context examples:

I get up at 7 A.M. every day / They rose early / He uprose at night

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue turn out

Antonym:

turn in (prepare for sleep)


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