HyperDic: turkey

English > 5 senses of the word turkey / Turkey:
NOUNanimalturkey, Meleagris gallopavolarge gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail
locationTurkey, Republic of Turkeya Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
person turkey, jokera person who does something thoughtless or annoying
foodturkeyflesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted
eventturkey, bomb, dudan event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
turkey / Turkey > pronunciation
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English > turkey: 5 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food.
SynonymMeleagris gallopavo
Member ofMeleagris, genus Meleagristype genus of the Meleagrididae
Narrowerturkey cock, gobbler, tom, tom turkeymale turkey
Broaderdomestic fowl, fowl, poultryA domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Spanishguanajo, pavo, pisco
Catalangall dindi
English > Turkey: 5 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923.
SynonymRepublic of Turkey
Instance ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
Member ofNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
MembersTurkA native or inhabitant of Turkey
Part ofAsia Minor, AnatoliaA peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
Balkan Peninsula, BalkansA large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Middle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
PartsAbydosAn ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles
Adana, SeyhanA city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River
Aegospotami, AegospotamosA creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey
Ankara, Turkish capital, capital of Turkey, AngoraThe capital of Turkey
Antalya, AdaliaA port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya
Antioch, Antakya, AntakiyaA town in southern Turkey
Ararat, Mount Ararat, Mt. AraratThe mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Aras, AraxesA river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea
BosporusA strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Bursa, BrusaA city in northwestern Turkey
Dardanelles, Canakkale Bogazi, HellespontThe strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Edirne, Adrianople, AdrianopolisA city in northwestern Turkey
Euphrates, Euphrates RiverA river in southwestern Asia
HalicarnassusAn ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey
Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, ConstantinopleThe largest city and former capital of Turkey
Izmir, SmyrnaA port city in western Turkey
KurdistanAn extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
PergamumAn ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey
SardisAn ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey
Seyhan, Seyhan RiverA Turkish river flowing south southwest into the Mediterranean
Tigris, Tigris RiverAn Asian river
Region ofAga, Aghatitle for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
Dardanelles, Dardanelles campaignThe unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia
Islamic Great Eastern Raiders-Front, IBDA-CA Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul
Jerusalem Warriorsethnic Turkish Sunni terrorists who are linked with the Turkish Hizballah
Kurdistan Workers Party, Kurdistan Labor Pary, Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan, PPKA Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party, Revolutionary People's Liberation FrontAn extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States
Turkish HizballahAn ethnic Kurdish group of Sunni extremists formed in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey
bulgur, bulghur, bulgur wheatparched crushed wheat
SpanishRepública de Turquía, Turkey, Turquia, Turquía
CatalanRepública de Turquia, Turquia
AdjectivesTurkishof or relating to or characteristic of Turkey or its people or language
English > turkey: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who does something thoughtless or annoying.
Synonymjoker
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
English > turkey: 5 senses > noun 4, food
Meaningflesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted.
Partsbreast, white meatmeat carved from the breast of a fowl
turkey wingThe wing of a turkey
Broaderpoultryflesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
Spanishpavo
Catalangall dindi
English > turkey: 5 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningAn event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.
Example"the first experiment was a real turkey"
Synonymsbomb, dud
Broaderflop, bust, fizzleA complete failure

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