Meaning of TURNABOUT in English


/terrn"euh bowt'/ , n.

1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction.

2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc.

3. a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another: Turnabout is fair play.

4. a person who changes things; a radical.

5. Chiefly Brit. merry-go-round.

[ 1590-1600; n. use of v. phrase turn about ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .