What is the definition of return?

Definitions for return

  • noun - the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
  • noun - a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
  • noun - getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
  • noun - the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
  • verb - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
  • verb - be restored; "Her old vigor returned"
  • noun - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • noun - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
  • verb - answer back
  • verb - submit (a report
  • verb - go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
  • verb - pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
  • noun - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
  • verb - make a return; "return a kickback"
  • verb - give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1
  • verb - go or come back to place
  • verb - return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
  • verb - bring back to the point of departure
  • verb - be inherited by; "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"
  • verb - pay back; "Please refund me my money"
  • verb - give back; "render money"
  • verb - return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"
  • verb - elect again
  • noun - the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • noun - document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; "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); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
  • noun - happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
  • noun - the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • noun - the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  • Pronounciation of return

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    Synonyms for return

    homecoming income tax return counter take restitution paying back rejoinder recurrence takings restoration getting even return key replication coming back proceeds reappearance regaining tax return comeback issue payoff revert come back rejoin deliver give fall give back retrovert retort hark back generate pass reelect regress repay recall take back devolve turn back riposte render yield bring back refund

    Antonyms for return

    No antonyms found for return.

    Holonyms for return

    No holonyms found for return.

    Hypernyms for return

    arrival move running play group action legal document response income acquisition running game legal instrument repeat motion run tennis stroke official document repetition appearance movement running tennis shot key instrument turning reappear answer subject pass on make locomote take give change by reversal re-emerge reply denote pass transport create return change hands reciprocate turn respond refer pass along carry travel bring change owners elect reverse submit communicate put across produce go convey pay

    Hyponyms for return

    repatriation backhand shot drop shot forehand shot lob volley payment tit for tat estimated tax return sass lip throwback payback clawback chop dink get overhead retaliation false return sassing mouth flashback reentry backhand chop shot forehand ground stroke smash revenge amended return information return backtalk atavism economic rent comeback remand backhand stroke drive forehand stroke half volley passing shot requital reciprocation declaration of estimated tax joint return back talk reversion rent relapse retrogress go back revisit turn back home boomerang reimburse resubmit lapse fall back recuperate report out resurrect trace double back go home bounce restore redound recidivate resile recur rise retrace cut back head home fall restitute regress recover uprise backtrack flash back return light feed back

    Meronyms for return

    No meronyms found for return.

    Sounds like return

    radiothorium redetermine red drum red worm retrain retronym return Rotarian