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return

 
Noun return has 13 senses
  1. tax return, income tax return, return - 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"
    --1 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --1 has particulars:
     amended return; declaration of estimated tax, estimated tax return; false return; information return; joint return
  2. return, homecoming - a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
    --2 is a kind of arrival
    --2 has particulars: repatriation
    Derived form: verb return1
  3. return, coming back - the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
    --3 is a kind of turning, turn
    Derived form: verb return3
  4. restitution, return, restoration, regaining - getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
    --4 is a kind of acquisition
    --4 has particulars: clawback
    Derived form: verb return2
  5. return - the act of returning to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
    --5 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move
    --5 has particulars: reentry; remand
    Derived forms: verb return5, verb return1
  6. return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff - the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    --6 is a kind of income
    --6 has particulars: economic rent, rent; payback
    Derived form: verb return15
  7. recurrence, return - happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
    --7 is a kind of repeat, repetition
    --7 has particulars: atavism, reversion, throwback; flashback
  8. rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
    --8 is a kind of reply, response
    --8 has particulars:
     sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth
    Derived forms: verb return8, verb return6
  9. return key, return - the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
    --9 is a kind of key
  10. return, paying back, getting even - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
    --10 is a kind of group action
    --10 has particulars:
     requital; retaliation, revenge; reciprocation; tit for tat
  11. return - a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
    --11 is a kind of
    tennis stroke, tennis shot
    --11 is a part of tennis, lawn tennis
    --11 has particulars:
     forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot; backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shot; chop, chop shot; drive; volley; ground stroke; half volley; lob; overhead, smash; drop shot, dink; passing shot
  12. return - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
    --12 is a kind of
    run, running, running play, running game
    Derived form: verb return7
  13. reappearance, return - the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
    --13 is a kind of appearance
    --13 has particulars: comeback
Verb return has 16 senses
  1. return, go back, get back, come back - come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun return2, noun return5
    Sample sentence:
    The children return to the playground
  2. render, return - give back; "render money"
    --2 is one way to give
    Derived form: noun return4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
    --3 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived form: noun return3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. hark back, return, come back, recall - go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
    --4 is one way to denote, refer
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. return, take back, bring back - bring back to the point of departure
    --5 is one way to bring, convey, take
    Derived form: noun return5
    Sample sentence:
    They return the parcel to their parents
  6. return - return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"
    --6 is one way to
    reciprocate
    Derived form: noun return8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. return - make a return; "return a kickback"
    --7 is one way to
    transport, carry
    Derived form: noun return12
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin - answer back
    --8 is one way to answer, reply, respond
    Derived form: noun return8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  9. come back, return - be restored; "Her old vigor returned"
    --9 is one way to reappear, re-emerge
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  10. refund, return, repay, give back - pay back; "Please refund me my money"
    --10 is one way to pay
    Sample sentences:
    They return the money to them
    They return them the money
  11. render, deliver, return - pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
    --11 is one way to communicate, pass on, pass, put across
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  12. reelect, return - elect again
    --12 is one way to elect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  13. fall, return, pass, devolve - 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"
    --13 is one way to change hands
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  14. return - return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
    --14 is one way to
    return, go back, get back, come back
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. render, yield, return, give, generate - 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"
    --15 is one way to produce, make, create
    Derived form: noun return6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  16. return - submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"
    --16 is one way to
    submit, subject
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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