Definition of Return
1. Noun. Document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability. "His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Specialized synonyms: Amended Return, Declaration Of Estimated Tax, Estimated Tax Return, False Return, Information Return, Joint Return
2. Verb. Go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before. "The children return to the playground"; "The professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
3. Noun. A coming to or returning home. "On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
4. Verb. Give back. "They return the money to them "; "Render money"
5. Noun. The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.
6. Verb. Go back to a previous state. "We reverted to the old rules"
Specialized synonyms: Fall Back, Lapse, Recidivate, Regress, Relapse, Retrogress, Resile, Go Back, Recover, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Derivative terms: Regress, Regression, Retroversion, Reversion, Reversive, Reverting
7. Noun. Getting something back again. "Upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
Generic synonyms: Acquisition
Specialized synonyms: Clawback
Derivative terms: Regain, Restitute, Restore
8. Verb. Go back to something earlier. "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
Generic synonyms: Denote, Refer
Specialized synonyms: Go Back, Recur
9. Noun. The act of going back to a prior location. "They set out on their return to the base camp"
10. Verb. Bring back to the point of departure. "They return the parcel to their parents"
11. Noun. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property. ; "The average return was about 5%"
Generic synonyms: Income
Specialized synonyms: Economic Rent, Rent, Payback
Derivative terms: Take, Yield
12. Verb. Return in kind. "Return her love"
13. Noun. Happening again (especially at regular intervals). "The return of spring"
Generic synonyms: Repeat, Repetition
Specialized synonyms: Atavism, Reversion, Throwback, Flashback
Derivative terms: Recur, Recurrent
14. Verb. Make a return. "Return a kickback"
15. Noun. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one). "It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
Specialized synonyms: Back Talk, Backtalk, Lip, Mouth, Sass, Sassing
Generic synonyms: Reply, Response
Derivative terms: Come Back, Counter, Retort, Riposte
16. Verb. Answer back. "They return that there was a traffic accident "
Generic synonyms: Answer, Reply, Respond
Derivative terms: Comeback, Retort, Riposte
17. Noun. The key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
18. Verb. Be restored. ; "Her old vigor returned"
19. Noun. A reciprocal group action. "In return we gave them as good as we got"
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Specialized synonyms: Payment, Requital, Retaliation, Revenge, Reciprocation, Tit For Tat
20. Verb. Pay back. "They return them the money"; "Please refund me my money"
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Reimburse, Restitute, Restore
Derivative terms: Refund, Refund, Repayment, Repayment
21. Noun. A tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player. "He won the point on a cross-court return"
Generic synonyms: Tennis Shot, Tennis Stroke
Specialized synonyms: Backhand, Backhand Shot, Backhand Stroke, Chop, Chop Shot, Drive, Dink, Drop Shot, Forehand, Forehand Shot, Forehand Stroke, Get, Ground Stroke, Half Volley, Lob, Overhead, Smash, Passing Shot, Volley
22. Verb. Pass down. "Deliver a judgment"
23. Noun. (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.
Generic synonyms: Run, Running, Running Game, Running Play
24. Verb. Elect again.
25. Noun. The act of someone appearing again. "His reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
Generic synonyms: Appearance
Specialized synonyms: Comeback
Derivative terms: Reappear
26. Verb. Be inherited by. "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Generic synonyms: Change Hands, Change Owners
Specialized synonyms: Fall, Light
Related verbs: Accrue, Fall
27. Verb. Return to a previous position; in mathematics. "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
28. Verb. Give or supply. "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make, Produce
Related verbs: Give, Yield, Establish, Give
Derivative terms: Generation, Yield, Yield, Yield, Yield
29. Verb. Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority. "Submit a bill to a legislative body"
Definition of Return
1. v. t. & i. To turn again.
2. v. i. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
3. v. t. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
4. n. The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.
Definition of Return
1. Verb. (intransitive) To come or go back (to a place or person). ¹
2. Verb. (intransitive) To go back in thought, narration, or argument. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To turn back, retreat. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To turn (something) round. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To put (gloss place) something back where it had been. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To give something back to its original holder or owner. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To take something back to a retailer for a refund. ¹
8. Verb. (tennis) To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve. ¹
9. Verb. (context: card games) To play a card as a result of another player's lead. ¹
10. Verb. (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To say in reply; to respond. ¹
12. Verb. (intransitive computing) To relinquish control to the calling procedure. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive computing) To pass (data) back to the calling procedure. ¹
14. Noun. The act of returning. ¹
15. Noun. A return ticket. ¹
16. Noun. An item that is '''returned''', e.g. due to a defect. ¹
17. Noun. (finance) Gain or loss from an investment. ¹
18. Noun. (context: taxation finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return. ¹
19. Noun. (computing) A carriage return character. ¹
20. Noun. (computing) The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure. ¹
21. Noun. (computing) A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure. ¹
22. Noun. A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower. ¹
23. Noun. (context: American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team. ¹
24. Noun. (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Return
1. to come or go back [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Return
1. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition. "Return to your father's house." "On their embattled ranks the waves return." (Milton) "If they returned out of bondage, it must be into a state of freedom." (Locke) "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." (Gen. Iii. 19)
2. To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again. "With the year Seasons return; but not me returns Day or the sweet approach of even or morn." (Milton)
3. To speak in answer; to reply; to respond. "He said, and thus the queen of heaven returned." (Pope)
4. To revert; to pass back into possession. "And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David." (1Kings xii. 26)
5. To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to return to my story."
Origin: OE. Returnen, retournen, F. Retourner; pref. Re- re- + tourner to turn. See Turn.
1. The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary. "At the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee." (1 Kings xx. 22) "His personal return was most required and necessary." (Shak)
2. The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis. "You made my liberty your late request: Is no return due from a grateful breast?" (Dryden)
3. That which is returned. Specifically: A payment; a remittance; a requital. "I do expect return Of thrice three times the value of this bond." (Shak)
An answer; as, a return to one's question.
An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
The profit on, or advantage received from, labour, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc. "The fruit from many days of recreation is very little; but from these few hours we spend in prayer, the return is great." (Jer. Taylor)
4. The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
5. The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court. The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc, indorsed on the document.
The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
A day in bank. See Return day, below.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Return
Literary usage of Return
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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Robert Williams (1869)
"This we can see in that great community which constitutes the body politic, and in which the cobbler gets, in return for his shoes, an equivalent of ..."
2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"On his return to Constantinople, the parent and king distin° ... was -speedily forgotten by ihe Greeks and Latins 14 Thirty years after the return of ..."