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return

noun (n)

  • document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability (noun.communication)
    Example:
    His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return.
    source: wordnet30
  • a coming to or returning home (noun.act)
    Synonym: homecoming
    Example:
    On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party.
    source: wordnet30
  • the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction (noun.event)
    Synonym: coming back
    source: wordnet30
  • getting something back again (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of going back to a prior location (noun.act)
    Example:
    They set out on their return to the base camp.
    source: wordnet30
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property (noun.possession)
    Example:
    The average return was about 5%.
    source: wordnet30
  • happening again (especially at regular intervals) (noun.event)
    Synonym: recurrence
    Example:
    The return of spring.
    source: wordnet30
  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: return key
    source: wordnet30
  • a reciprocal group action (noun.act)
    Example:
    In return we gave them as good as we got.
    source: wordnet30
  • a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player (noun.act)
    Example:
    He won the point on a cross-court return.
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of someone appearing again (noun.act)
    Synonym: reappearance
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Return to your native land.
    The professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean.
    source: wordnet30
  • give back (verb.possession)
    Synonym: render
    source: wordnet30
  • go back to a previous state (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • go back to something earlier (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • bring back to the point of departure (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • return in kind (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Return a compliment.
    Return her love.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a return (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Return a kickback.
    source: wordnet30
  • answer back (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • be restored (verb.change)
    Synonym: come back
    Example:
    Her old vigor returned.
    source: wordnet30
  • pay back (verb.possession)
    Synonym: give back, refund, repay
    source: wordnet30
  • pass down (verb.communication)
    Synonym: deliver, render
    source: wordnet30
  • elect again (verb.social)
    Synonym: reelect
    source: wordnet30
  • be inherited by (verb.possession)
    Synonym: devolve, fall, pass
    Example:
    The land returned to the family.
    source: wordnet30
  • return to a previous position; in mathematics (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The point returned to the interior of the figure.
    source: wordnet30
  • give or supply (verb.creation)
    Synonym: generate, give, render, yield
    source: wordnet30
  • submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To turn again. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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