the turn of the century

Definition of the turn of the century

  1. :  the beginning of a new century

Word by Word Definitions

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

centuryplay
  1. :  a subdivision of the Roman legion

    :  a group, sequence, or series of 100 like things

    :  a period of 100 years especially of the Christian era or of the preceding period of human history


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