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return

return - Dictionary definition and meaning for word return

Definition
(noun) document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
Example Sentence
  • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return

Definition
(noun) a coming to or returning home
Synonyms : homecoming
Example Sentence
  • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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(noun) the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
Synonyms : coming back

Definition
(noun) getting something back again
Example Sentence
  • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing

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(noun) the act of going back to a prior location
Example Sentence
  • they set out on their return to the base camp

Definition
(noun) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
Synonyms : issue , payoff , proceeds , take , takings , yield
Example Sentence
  • the average return was about 5%

Definition
(noun) happening again (especially at regular intervals)
Synonyms : recurrence
Example Sentence
  • the return of spring

Definition
(noun) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
Example Sentence
  • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

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(noun) the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
Synonyms : return key

Definition
(noun) a reciprocal group action
Synonyms : getting even , paying back
Example Sentence
  • in return we gave them as good as we got

Definition
(noun) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
Example Sentence
  • he won the point on a cross-court return

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(noun) (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
Definition
(noun) the act of someone appearing again
Synonyms : reappearance
Example Sentence
  • his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited

Definition
(verb) go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
Example Sentence
  • return to your native land
  • the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean

Definition
(verb) give back
Synonyms : render
Example Sentence
  • render money

Definition
(verb) go back to a previous state
Synonyms : regress , retrovert , revert , turn back
Example Sentence
  • We reverted to the old rules

Definition
(verb) go back to something earlier
Synonyms : come back , hark back , recall
Example Sentence
  • This harks back to a previous remark of his

Definition
(verb) bring back to the point of departure
Synonyms : bring back , take back

Definition
(verb) return in kind
Example Sentence
  • return a compliment
  • return her love

Definition
(verb) make a return
Example Sentence
  • return a kickback

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(verb) answer back
Synonyms : come back , rejoin , repay , retort , riposte

Definition
(verb) be restored
Synonyms : come back
Example Sentence
  • Her old vigor returned

Definition
(verb) pay back
Synonyms : give back , refund , repay
Example Sentence
  • Please refund me my money

Definition
(verb) pass down
Synonyms : deliver , render
Example Sentence
  • render a verdict
  • deliver a judgment

Definition
(verb) elect again
Synonyms : reelect

Definition
(verb) be inherited by
Synonyms : devolve , fall , pass
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) return to a previous position; in mathematics
Example Sentence
  • The point returned to the interior of the figure

Definition
(verb) give or supply
Synonyms : generate , give , render , yield
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
Example Sentence
  • submit a bill to a legislative body

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