turnout

noun
turn·​out | \ ˈtərn-ˌau̇t How to pronounce turnout (audio) \

Definition of turnout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the number of people who participate in or attend an event a heavy voter turnout
2a : a place where something (such as a road) turns out or branches off
b : a space adjacent to a highway in which vehicles may park or pull into to enable others to pass
c : a railroad siding
3 : an act of turning out
4 chiefly British
5 : a clearing out and cleaning
6a : a coach or carriage together with the horses, harness, and attendants
b : equipment, rig
c : manner of dress : getup
7 : net quantity of produce yielded

turn out

verb
turned out; turning out; turns out

Definition of turn out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to come or go out from home in or as if in answer to a summons voters turned out in droves
b : to get out of bed
2a : to prove to be in the result or end the play turned out to be a flop it turned out that we were both wrong
b : to become in maturity nobody thought he'd turn out like this
c : end stories that turn out happily

transitive verb

1 : to put out by or as if by turning a switch turn out the lights
2 : to produce often rapidly or regularly by or as if by machine a writer turning out stories
3a : to turn inside out turning out his pockets
b : to empty the contents of especially for cleaning or rearranging also : clean
4a : expel, evict
b : to put (an animal, such as a horse) to pasture
5 : to equip, dress, or finish in a careful or elaborate way
6 : to call (a guard, a company, etc.) out from rest or shelter and into formation

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Synonyms & Antonyms for turnout

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of turnout in a Sentence

Noun The opening game of the season brought only a small turnout. a 50 percent voter turnout Verb we turn out early on workdays it's our practice to turn out the room after guests stay over
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Dan Dugan, the man who cares for the cemetery with his crew, said there has never been a turnout like this one. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 1 June 2021 But the main headline was the disappointing turnout for Trump, who had proclaimed that the campaign had received a million ticket requests for his return to rallies. Jonathan Lemire, ajc, 1 June 2021 But the main headline was the disappointing turnout for Trump, who had proclaimed that the campaign had received a million ticket requests for his return to rallies. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 What this likely means is a lower turnout as calls to boycott the polls gain ground. David A. Andelman, CNN, 1 June 2021 The result was an abysmal turnout, a parliament made up entirely of supporters of Mr Talon, and protests to which security forces responded with live ammunition. The Economist, 10 Apr. 2021 What these results cannot account for, however, is record turnout. Ryan Burge, The Conversation, 8 Apr. 2021 City Clerk Susan Westerbeke said 2,861 people voted, which was a 33.58% turnout. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2021 Although there was high voter turnout in states like Georgia and Texas, there’s no evidence of any voter fraud. Matt Young, Chron, 5 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some Democrats had fretted that voters wouldn't turn out with McAuliffe, an establishment quasi-incumbent, as the frontrunner in the race and with Donald Trump out of office following a term that was disastrous for Virginia Republicans. Sarah Rankin, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 Some Democrats had fretted that voters wouldn’t turn out with McAuliffe, an establishment quasi-incumbent, as the frontrunner in the race and with Donald Trump out of office following a term that was disastrous for Virginia Republicans. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 9 June 2021 There is a fear among some Republicans that disparaging the voting system might convince some Trump voters not to turn out, on the belief that their vote will not count. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2020 That scared away swing voters and inspired right-wing voters to turn out, putting Democratic candidates at the plate with two strikes in vast areas of the country. John Brummett, Arkansas Online, 8 Nov. 2020 This year, Democrats instead got their voters to turn out early. Rob O'dell, The Arizona Republic, 7 Nov. 2020 In 2016, 126,000 D.C. voters cast early ballots in the presidential race, which saw 312,000 voters turn out. Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2020 As voters across the country turn out in record numbers to cast their ballots, The Times wants to hear about your experience voting in person in California. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2020 The Harris County Clerk’s Office expects 200,000 to 300,000 voters to turn out Tuesday. Dug Begley, HoustonChronicle.com, 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of turnout

Noun

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Verb

1546, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 4a

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The first known use of turnout was in 1546

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9 Jun 2021

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“Turnout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnout. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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turnout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turnout

: the number of people who go to or participate in something
US : an area next to a road where vehicles can stop

turnout

noun
turn·​out | \ ˈtərn-ˌau̇t How to pronounce turnout (audio) \

Kids Definition of turnout

: a gathering of people for a special reason We had a good turnout for the meeting.

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