good turn

good turn
A good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.

One good turn deserves another.

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  • Good turn — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good turn — n. a good deed; friendly, helpful act; favor * * * …   Universalium

  • good turn — n. a good deed; friendly, helpful act; favor …   English World dictionary

  • good turn — index benefit (conferment), benevolence (act of kindness), favor (act of kindness), help Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • good turn — noun a favor for someone he did me a good turn • Syn: ↑turn • Hypernyms: ↑favor, ↑favour * * * good turn noun Something done for someone in a kind and helpful spirit or manner • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • good turn — Synonyms and related words: act of grace, act of kindness, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, blessing, courtesy, favor, good deed, good offices, grace, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, mercy, mitzvah,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • good turn — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A kindly act: favor, grace, indulgence, kindness, service. Archaic: benefit. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • good turn — Service, kindness, benefit, kind office, act of kindness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • One Good Turn — can refer to: One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw (book), published in 2000 by Witold Rybczynski One Good Turn (novel), a 2006 novel by Kate Atkinson One Good Turn (1931 film), a 1931 short comedy film starring… …   Wikipedia

  • One Good Turn (novel) — This article is about the novel by Kate Atkinson. For other uses, see One Good Turn (disambiguation). One Good Turn   …   Wikipedia

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