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Turnover   /tˈərnˌoʊvər/   Listen

The ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers.  Synonyms: employee turnover, turnover rate.
A dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling.
The volume measured in dollars.  Synonym: dollar volume.
The act of upsetting something.  Synonyms: overturn, upset.

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"Turnover" Quotes from Famous Books

... short runs sidewise, each one trying to get the wind of the other and watching for a chance advantage. The stranger was a big, heavy buck with plenty of muscle, but one or two trifles such as treading on a turnover and failing to close when Rag was on low ground showed that he had not much cunning and counted on winning his battles by his weight. On he came at last and Rag met him like a little fury. As they came together they ...
— Lobo, Rag and Vixen - Being The Personal Histories Of Lobo, Redruff, Raggylug & Vixen • Ernest Seton-Thompson

... place to white woollen stockings with clocks embroidered on them and shoes of light yellow, while the smock is supplanted by several waistcoats of varying lengths and shades, which are worn one above the other in different coloured tiers, finished at the neck with a turnover muslin collar. The holiday hat is the same, save for a roll of ...
— Legends & Romances of Brittany • Lewis Spence

... fast asleep, and somebody came right down out of the clouds and gave her a peach turnover as big as a dinner basket, or so she thought. Just as she was about to cut it, she was awakened by the rain dripping into her eyes. She started up, exclaiming, "If you pees um, I ...
— Dotty Dimple's Flyaway • Sophie May

... in any public service business which you may enter after leaving this institution. Most of the businesses presenting the greatest possibilities from the point of view of an engineering career are those requiring very large investment and having a comparatively small turnover or yearly income. Of necessity, in all enterprises of this character, the main factor of cost is interest, and if you intend following engineering as a profession, my advice to you would be to learn first the value of money, or, ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898 • Various

... fall back on—a horse say, or a cow—you say, "No, give two or three roubles for the obligation," and there's an end of it. I'm stuck in the mud, and can't do without. So I say, "All right!" and take a tenner. In the autumn, when I've made my turnover, I bring it back, and you squeeze the extra three roubles ...
— Redemption and Two Other Plays • Leo Tolstoy et al

... the business, my cautious and calculating young friend," she whispered, "you should have ignored the resultant calamity. Ah—why, child!" she stared in surprise, "your collar is pinned crooked and your turnover is flying loose at one end, and your hair is coming ...
— Beatrice Leigh at College - A Story for Girls • Julia Augusta Schwartz

... Carrie: Thank you for the pretty little turnover collar and cuffs you sent me for my birthday; but I think it is so funny you never noticed that I don't care for pink. Mother found it out even when I was but little more than a baby. Oh, I can wear it, but I don't ...
— The Tangled Threads • Eleanor H. Porter

Words linked to "Turnover" :   pirogi, knish, upset, pirozhki, ratio, piroshki, samosa, volume, bulk, overturn, mass, turn over, inversion, upending, dish

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