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Definitions of return:
  • noun:   a coming to or returning home
    Example: "On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
  • noun:   the act of returning to a prior location
    Example: "They set out on their return to the base camp"
  • noun:   (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • noun:   a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player
    Example: "He won the point on a cross-court return"
  • noun:   a reciprocal group action
    Example: "In return we gave them as good as we got"
  • noun:   the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • noun:   the income arising from land or other property
    Example: "The average return was about 5%"
  • noun:   the act of someone appearing again
  • noun:   getting something back again
  • noun:   the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • noun:   happening again (especially at regular intervals)
    Example: "The return of spring"
  • noun:   document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    Example: "His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
  • noun:   a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • verb:   bring back to the point of departure
  • verb:   return in kind
    Example: "Return a compliment"
  • verb:   submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
  • verb:   make a return
    Example: "Return a kickback"
  • verb:   come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity
  • verb:   return to a previous position; in mathematics
    Example: "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
  • verb:   be inherited by
    Example: "The land returned to the family"
  • verb:   pay back
  • verb:   give back
  • verb:   elect again
  • verb:   go back to a previous state
  • verb:   be restored
    Example: "Her old vigor returned"
  • verb:   go back to something earlier
  • verb:   pass down
  • verb:   give or supply
  • verb:   answer back

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