Turn-out
Turn-out Turn"-out`, n.; pl. {Turn-outs}. 1. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout. [1913 Webster]

2. A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage; as, a man with a showy carriage and horses is said to have a fine turn-out. [1913 Webster]

4. The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose. [1913 Webster]

5. Net quantity of produce yielded. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • turn out — {v.} 1. To make leave or go away. * /His father turned him out of the house./ * /If you don t behave, you will be turned out./ Compare: THROW OUT. 2. To turn inside out; empty. * /He turned out his pockets looking for the money./ * /Robbers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn out — {v.} 1. To make leave or go away. * /His father turned him out of the house./ * /If you don t behave, you will be turned out./ Compare: THROW OUT. 2. To turn inside out; empty. * /He turned out his pockets looking for the money./ * /Robbers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn out — [v1] equip; produce accouter, appoint, arm, bear, bring out, build, clothe, dress, fabricate, finish, fit, fit out*, furnish, make, manufacture, outfit, process, put out, rig*, rig out*, yield; concepts 167,205,234 turn out [v2] get out of bed… …   New thesaurus

  • turn|out — «TURN OWT», noun. 1. a gathering of people; assemblage: »There was a good turnout at the picnic. 2. the quantity produced, as by an industry, shop, or machine; total product; output; yield. 3. a wide place in a narrow road, where vehicles can… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn out — ► turn out 1) extinguish (an electric light). 2) produce (something). 3) empty (one s pockets). 4) prove to be the case. 5) eject or expel from a place. 6) go somewhere to attend a meeting, vote, play in a game, etc. 7) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • turn out — (for (something)) to come, appear, or be present for something. A lot of students turned out for the demonstration. The last time she performed here the whole town turned out …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn out — (something) to produce or make something. Which university turns out the most successful scientists? The factory is turning the dolls out as fast as it can …   New idioms dictionary

  • Turn-out — (engl., spr. Törrn aut, d.i. das Herausgehen), 1) in England das Arbeitseinstellen der Fabrikarbeiter in Masse; vgl. Strike; 2) (Turnout tracks), die Ausweicheplätze auf Eisenbahnen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Turn-out — (engl., spr. törn aut, »Ausrücken, Herausgehen«), in England die Einstellung der Arbeit durch Fabrikarbeiter in Masse, »Ausstand« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • turn out — index deport (banish), depose (remove), discharge (dismiss), disinherit, dislodge, dismiss ( …   Law dictionary

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