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  1. bring back to the point of departure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. even the score, in sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. pay back; "Please refund me my money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. elect again Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the act of returning to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the act of running back the football after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. be restored; "Her old vigor returned" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. make a return; "return a kickback" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. give back; "render money" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. To turn again. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To speak in answer; to reply; to respond. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To revert; to pass back into possession. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To go back in thought, narration, or argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To repay; as, to return borrowed money. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To give in requital or recompense; to requite. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To report, or bring back and make known. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To convey into official custody, or to a general depository. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To bat (the ball) back over the net. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. That which is returned. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A payment; a remittance; a requital. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. An answer; as, a return to one's question. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. A day in bank. See Return day, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. The turnings and windings of a trench or mine. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A day in bank. See day, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. A coming or going back to or from a place, condition, etc.; a restoring or giving back; as, the return of a borrowed book; repayment; that which is received from labor, investment, etc.; profit; advantage; a formal report of results; as, election returns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. To come or go back again to the same place or state; go back in thought, etc.; as, to return to the subject; to pass back into possession, as an estate; reply. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. To send, carry, or put back; restore; to repay; as, to return a call; to produce or yield; as, the garden will return a large profit; to send in reply; as, to return an answer; report officially; render or give in, as to a superior; as, to retu n a report. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  67. To come back to the same place or state: to answer: to retort. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  68. To bring or send back: to transmit: to give back: to repay: to give back in reply: to report: to give an account. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  69. The act of going back: revolution: periodic renewal: the act of bringing or sending back: restitution: repayment: the profit on capital or labor: a reply: a report or account, esp. official:-pl. a light tobacco: the news of election contests: the result as determined, legally and officially, with reference to elections: news and results in general. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  70. Act of going or giving back; renewal; restitution; report; profit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  71. To come or go back; answer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. To send or give back; repay; report. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  73. To put, carry, or send back; repay; answer; yield. as profit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. To come or go back; revert. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. Returnable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. Returning; response; answer; restoration; requital; profit; repayment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. A report, list, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. The act of going back; the act of giving back; periodical coming back; periodical renewal; profit of business; repayment; restitution; the rendering back or delivery of a writ, precept, or execution; an official report. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  79. To bring or send back; to repay; to give back in requital; to give back in reply; to relate; to retort; to give in an account of an official report; to transmit; to elect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  80. To come back to the same place or state; to answer; to revert; to recur. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  81. To come or go back to the same place; to go back to the same state; to revert; to retort; to come again; to bring or send back; to give back; to reply or make answer; to restore; to render. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  82. The act of coming or going back to the same place; the act of coming back to a former state or condition; repayment; profit; requital; an official report. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  83. The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south. dictgcide_fs
  84. r[=e]-turn', v.i. to come back to the same place or state: to answer: to retort: to turn back: to repeat: to revert: to recur: to reappear.--v.t. to bring or send back: to transmit: to give back: to repay: to give back in reply: to report: to give an account: to cast back: to reflect: to re-echo: to revolve: to restore: to requite: to return a call: to elect, as a member of parliament: in card-playing, to lead back in response to the lead of one's partner: in tennis, to bat the ball back over the net: in fencing, to give a thrust or cut after parrying a sword-thrust.--n. the act of going back: revolution: periodic renewal: the act of bringing or sending back: restitution: repayment: the profit on capital or labour: a reply: a report or account, esp. official: (pl.) a light-coloured and mild kind of tobacco: (law) the rendering back of a writ to the proper officer: (mil.) the return of the men fit for duty: (archit.) the continuation in a different direction of the face of a building, as a moulding.--adj. RETUR'NABLE, legally requiring to be returned.--ns. RETURN'-BEND, a pipe-coupling in the shape of the letter [U shape]; RETURN'-CAR'GO, a cargo brought back in place of merchandise previously sent out; RETURN'-CHECK, a ticket for readmission; RETURN'-DAY, the day fixed when the defendant is to appear in court; RETUR'NER; RETUR'NING-OFF'ICER, the officer who makes returns of writs, &c.: the presiding officer at an election.--adj. RETURN'LESS.--ns. RETURN'-MATCH, a second match played by the same set of players; RETURN'-SHOCK, an electric shock due to the action of induction sometimes felt after a lightning-flash; RETURN'-TAG, a tag attached to a railway-car as evidence of its due arrival; RETURN'-TICK'ET, a ticket issued by a company for a journey and its return, usually at a reduced charge; RETURN'-VALVE, a valve which opens to allow reflux of a fluid in case of overflow. [Fr. retourner--re-, back, tourner, to turn--L. torn[=a]re, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  85. Come or go back (gone never to r.; r. home, the way one came; p.p. somet. as in -ED (2), as a returned emigrant, they are or usu. have returned); revert (shall r. to the subject; unto dust shalt thou r.; r. to one\'s old habits; property returns to original owner); bring, convey, give, yield, put, send, or pay, back or in r. or requital (fish must be returned to the water; r. borrowed book or sum; investments r. a profit; r. sword to scabbard, or r. swords mil.; r. ball, strike &c. it back in tennis &c.; r. like for like, the compliment, a blow, an answer; r. thanks, express them esp. in grace at meals or in response to toast; r. person\'s love, greeting. &c., reciprocate it; returned empties, packing-cases &c. sent back; r. clubs &c. or partner\'s lead at cards, lead from same suit); say in reply, retort; state, mention, or describe. officially esp. in answer to writ or formal demand (liabilities were returned at £5000; were all returned guilty, unfit for work; returning officer, official conducting election& announcing name of person elected), (of constituency) elect as M.P. Hence returnable a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  86. Coming back (his r. was the signal for riots; r. of POST; r. ticket or r. ticket for there-&-back journey, as took a first-class r. to Leeds; r. passenger, voyage, cargo, &c.; many happy rr. of the day or rr., birthday or festival greeting; have had a, no, r. of the symptoms); (Archit.) part receding from line of front, e.g. side of house or of window-opening (r. angle side, wall, &c.); (coming in of) proceeds or profit of undertaking (often pl.; the rr. were large; brings an adequate r.; small profits& quick rr., motto of cheap shop &c. relying on large trade); giving, sending, putting, or paying, back, or thing so given &c., esp. sheriff\'s report on writ, (returning officer\'s announcement of) candidate\'s election as M.P., or formal report with statistics &c. compiled by order (sheriff made a r. of nulla bona; secured his r. for Colchester; table littered with rr. & pamphlets; must ask for the r. of the book or loan; received a ticket in r. for his fare, neglect in r. for attention; fencer\'s r., i.e. riposte, is slow; fielder has a good r. in cricket, sends ball in fast& straight; r. match or game, or r., between same sides as before); (pl.) kind of mild pipe-tobacco (orig. sense refuse of tobacco). Hence returnless a. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  87. (Arch.) A moulding or wall continued in a different direction from that originally taken by the body returned. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  88. (Fortif.) The termination of zigzag trenches which are slightly thrown back and used as receptacles for tools. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  89. Military or other documents containing information drawn up according to form. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  90. n. Act of coming buck to the same place or condition;- act of returning or sending back to the same place or condition;- that which is returned, as a payment; a remittance; an answer;—a formal account or report;—the profit on labour, on an investment, and the like;- restitution; restoration;- retribution; requital; relapse; - revolution; periodical renewal. Cabinet Dictionary

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