• (v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
  • (v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
  • (v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
  • (v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
  • (v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
  • (v. t.) To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
  • (v. t.) To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
  • (v. t.) To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
  • (v. t.) To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
  • (v. t.) To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
  • (v. t.) To report, or bring back and make known.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
  • (v. t.) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
  • (v. t.) To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) That which is returned.
  • (n.) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
  • (n.) An answer; as, a return to one's question.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
  • (n.) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
  • (n.) The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
  • (n.) A day in bank. See Return day, below.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.

Compare return with other words:

recovery vs. return

deturn vs. return

return vs. send

come vs. return

income vs. return

devolve vs. return

return vs. revertive

irreturnable vs. return

redient vs. return

remeant vs. return

postea vs. return

return vs. revivable

counterpuncher vs. return

cohobation vs. return

return vs. returner

repass vs. return

redeem vs. return

return vs. surrender

return vs. save

content vs. return

recede vs. return

deliver vs. return

bring vs. return

devolution vs. return

equity vs. return

restored vs. return

earnings vs. return

earn vs. return

interest vs. return

return vs. risk

reimbursement vs. return

return vs. returnable

retrogression vs. return

regressive vs. return

reenter vs. return

counterpunch vs. return

counterblow vs. return

redeliver vs. return

grounding vs. return

return vs. springy

regression vs. return

quittance vs. return

rehabilitate vs. return

counterchange vs. return

return vs. reverberate

replevy vs. return

reclaim vs. return

reprise vs. return

return vs. reversion

profit vs. return

heriot vs. return

restoration vs. return

retrogress vs. return

recidivate vs. return

receiver vs. return

recall vs. return

return vs. turner

retrieve vs. return

return vs. speculation

render vs. return

rehibition vs. return

return vs. revert

result vs. return

regress vs. return

recover vs. return

react vs. return

exit vs. return

bonanza vs. return

comeback vs. return

return vs. reverse

return vs. wicket

punt vs. return

desk vs. return

extension vs. return

character vs. return

perpendicular vs. return

defect vs. return

procedure vs. return

call vs. return

relinquish vs. return

respond vs. return

return vs. say

field vs. return

fielder vs. return

ball vs. return

return vs. throw

card vs. return

lead vs. return

return vs. serve

net vs. return

back vs. return

place vs. return

put vs. return

retreat vs. return

argument vs. return

narration vs. return

return vs. thought

rebate vs. return

return vs. suicide

depict vs. return

reply vs. return

borrow vs. return

return vs. turn

return vs. void

return vs. revenue

recession vs. return

rebound vs. return

get vs. return

return vs. yield