Pronunciation: (tûr'ning),[key] —n. 1. the act of a person or thing that turns.
2. an act of reversing position.
3. the place or point at which anything bends or changes direction.
4. the forming of objects on a lathe.
5. an object, as a spindle, turned on a lathe.
6. an act of shaping or forming something: the skillful turning of verses.