Definitions for return

Definitions for (noun) return

Main entry: reappearance, return

Definition: the act of someone appearing again

Usage: his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited

Main entry: return, homecoming

Definition: a coming to or returning home

Usage: on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

Main entry: regaining, restitution, restoration, return

Definition: getting something back again

Usage: upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing

Main entry: return

Definition: the act of going back to a prior location

Usage: they set out on their return to the base camp

Main entry: return

Definition: (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

Main entry: return

Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

Usage: he won the point on a cross-court return

Main entry: getting even, return, paying back

Definition: a reciprocal group action

Usage: in return we gave them as good as we got

Main entry: return, return key

Definition: the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Main entry: return, income tax return, tax return

Definition: document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability

Usage: his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return

Main entry: rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, counter, comeback

Definition: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Usage: it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Main entry: recurrence, return

Definition: happening again (especially at regular intervals)

Usage: the return of spring

Main entry: return, coming back

Definition: the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Main entry: proceeds, return, yield, payoff, take, takings, issue

Definition: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Usage: the average return was about 5%

Definitions for (verb) return

Main entry: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules

Main entry: return, come back

Definition: be restored

Usage: Her old vigor returned

Main entry: retort, return, riposte, rejoin, repay, come back

Definition: answer back

Main entry: return

Definition: submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority

Usage: submit a bill to a legislative body

Main entry: hark back, return, recall, come back

Definition: go back to something earlier

Usage: This harks back to a previous remark of his

Main entry: deliver, render, return

Definition: pass down

Usage: render a verdict; deliver a judgment

Main entry: return

Definition: make a return

Usage: return a kickback

Main entry: give, return, render, generate, yield

Definition: give or supply

Usage: The cow brings in 5 liters of milk; This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn; The estate renders some revenue for the family

Main entry: return

Definition: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

Usage: return to your native land; the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean

Main entry: return

Definition: return to a previous position; in mathematics

Usage: The point returned to the interior of the figure

Main entry: take back, return, bring back

Definition: bring back to the point of departure

Main entry: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: The estate fell to my sister; The land returned to the family; The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

Main entry: return, refund, repay, give back

Definition: pay back

Usage: Please refund me my money

Main entry: render, return

Definition: give back

Usage: render money

Main entry: return

Definition: return in kind

Usage: return a compliment; return her love

Main entry: return, reelect

Definition: elect again

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