Associations to the word «Return»


RETURN, verb. (intransitive) To come or go back (to a place or person).
RETURN, verb. (intransitive) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
RETURN, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To turn back, retreat.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To turn (something) round.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) To put (place) something back where it had been.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) To give something back to its original holder or owner.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
RETURN, verb. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
RETURN, verb. (tennis) To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve.
RETURN, verb. (card games) To play a card as a result of another player's lead.
RETURN, verb. (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) To say in reply; to respond.
RETURN, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To relinquish control to the calling procedure.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) (computing) To pass (data) back to the calling procedure.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) (dated) To retort; to throw back.
RETURN, verb. (transitive) To report, or bring back and make known.
RETURN, verb. (by extension) (UK) To elect according to the official report of the election officers.
RETURN, noun. The act of returning.
RETURN, noun. A return ticket.
RETURN, noun. An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect, or the act of returning it.
RETURN, noun. An answer.
RETURN, noun. An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, etc.; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
RETURN, noun. Gain or loss from an investment.
RETURN, noun. (taxation) (finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
RETURN, noun. (computing) A carriage return character.
RETURN, noun. (computing) The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure.
RETURN, noun. (computing) A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure.
RETURN, noun. A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower.
RETURN, noun. (American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.
RETURN, noun. (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
RETURN, noun. (architecture) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, such as a moulding; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer.
RETURN ACE, noun. (tennis) A point made by the opponent returning the ball in such a way that the server does not make contact
RETURN ACES, noun. Plural of return ace
RETURN BALL, noun. A pass back to the initial passer
RETURN BALL, noun. A ball held by an elastic string so that it returns to the hand from which it is thrown, used as a plaything.
RETURN BEND, noun. A pipe fitting for connecting the contiguous ends of two nearly parallel pipes lying alongside or one above another.
RETURN CREASE, noun. (cricket) One of the white lines, perpendicular to the popping crease, within which the bowler's back foot must land.
RETURN DAY, noun. The day when a defendant is to appear in court, and the sheriff is to return the writ and his proceedings.
RETURN DEMONSTRATION, noun. An educational technique in which someone demonstrates what they have just been taught, or had demonstrated to them
RETURN FLOW, noun. (agriculture) Surface or subsurface water that leaves the field following application of irrigation water.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT, noun. (finance) A benefit gained by an investor from an investment.
RETURN PASS, noun. (soccer) A pass back to the person who just passed the ball.
RETURN SPRING, noun. (mechanics) The spring that returns a door handle or knob to its original position when rotated.
RETURN TICKET, noun. A ticket granting permission to travel to a place and back again
RETURN TICKETS, noun. Plural of return ticket
RETURN TO FORM, noun. (idiomatic) A return to a former, brilliant state.
RETURN TO FORM, verb. (idiomatic) To go back to a better, original state.
RETURN TO ONE'S MUTTONS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) to get back to the business at hand.

Dictionary definition

RETURN, 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".
RETURN, noun. A coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party".
RETURN, noun. The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.
RETURN, noun. Getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing".
RETURN, noun. The act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp".
RETURN, noun. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%".
RETURN, noun. Happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring".
RETURN, noun. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher".
RETURN, noun. The key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
RETURN, noun. A reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got".
RETURN, noun. A tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return".
RETURN, noun. (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.
RETURN, noun. The act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited".
RETURN, verb. Go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean".
RETURN, verb. Give back; "render money".
RETURN, verb. Go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules".
RETURN, verb. Go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his".
RETURN, verb. Bring back to the point of departure.
RETURN, verb. Return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love".
RETURN, verb. Make a return; "return a kickback".
RETURN, verb. Answer back.
RETURN, verb. Be restored; "Her old vigor returned".
RETURN, verb. Pay back; "Please refund me my money".
RETURN, verb. Pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment".
RETURN, verb. Elect again.
RETURN, 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".
RETURN, verb. Return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure".
RETURN, verb. Give or supply; "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".
RETURN, verb. Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body".

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