HyperDic: turning_point

English > 2 senses of the expression turning point:
NOUNeventturning point, landmark, watershedan event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
artifactturning point, corner, street cornerthe intersection of two streets
English > turning point: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend.
Synonymslandmark, watershed
NarrowerFall of Man(Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death
road to DamascusA sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
Broaderjuncture, occasionAn event that occurs at a critical time
Spanishpunto de inflexión, sobresaliente
Catalanmoment decisiu
English > turning point: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe intersection of two streets.
Synonymscorner, street corner
Narrowerblind cornerA street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
Broaderintersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefourA junction where one street or road crosses another
Spanishchaflán, esquina de calle, esquina
Catalancantonada, xamfrà

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