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    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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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