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Definition 1: large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for turkey in the sense of this definition

(turkey is a kind of ...) a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

(... is a kind of turkey ) male turkey

(... is a member of turkey) type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys

Definition 2: an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual - [noun denoting event]

Samples where turkey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first experiment was a real turkey
  • the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

Synonyms for turkey in the sense of this definition

(turkey is a kind of ...) a complete failure

"the play was a dismal flop"

Definition 3: flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted - [noun denoting food]

(turkey is a kind of ...) flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

(turkey is a part of ...) meat carved from the breast of a fowl

(turkey is a part of ...) the wing of a turkey

Definition 4: a 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 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for turkey in the sense of this definition

(turkey is an instance of ...) the territory occupied by a nation

"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

(turkey is a part of ...) the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats

(turkey is a part of ...) an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus

(turkey is a part of ...) an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander

(turkey is a part of ...) a city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River

(turkey is a part of ...) an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here

(turkey is a part of ...) a port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya

(turkey is a part of ...) a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity

(turkey is a part of ...) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey

(turkey is a part of ...) an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus

(turkey is a part of ...) the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church

(turkey is a part of ...) a city in northwestern Turkey

(turkey is a part of ...) a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian

(turkey is a part of ...) a port city in western Turkey

(turkey is a part of ...) an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River

(turkey is a part of ...) a Turkish river flowing south southwest into the Mediterranean

(turkey is a part of ...) a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia

(turkey is a part of ...) a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route

(turkey is a part of ...) a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes

(turkey is a part of ...) the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded

(turkey is a part of ...) a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

(turkey is a part of ...) an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; as the capital of Lydia it was the cultural center of Asia Minor; destroyed by Tamerlane in 1402

(... is part of turkey) a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey

(... is part of turkey) a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range

(... is part of turkey) the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century

"the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"

(turkey is a member of ...) a native or inhabitant of Turkey

(... is a member of turkey) an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) parched crushed wheat

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) a Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul; a violent opponent of Turkey's secular government and its ties to the European Union and NATO

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) ethnic Turkish Sunni terrorists who are linked with the Turkish Hizballah; killed a United States Air Force sergeant in 1991

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) an extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States; attacks Turkish security and military officials

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) an ethnic Kurdish group of Sunni extremists formed in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey; seeks to replace Turkey's secular regime with an Islamic state and strict shariah law; responsible for bombings and the torture and murder of Turkish and Kurdish journalists and businessmen; receives support from Iran

(turkey is the region of the domain of ...) the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks

Definition 5: a person who does something thoughtless or annoying - [noun denoting person]

Samples where turkey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some joker is blocking the driveway

Synonyms for turkey in the sense of this definition

(turkey is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

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