|1.||[ verb ] come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity|
|Synonyms:||come_back go_back get_back|
|Related terms:||travel go_home backtrack trace bounce boomerang cut_back home revisit rise|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing) 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"
|Related terms:||legal_document amended_return declaration_of_estimated_tax information_return joint_return false_return|
|3.||[ verb ] give back|
|Related terms:||give feed_back restitution|
|4.||[ verb ] go back to a previous state|
|Synonyms:||turn_back revert retrovert regress|
"We reverted to the old rules"
|Related terms:||change_by_reversal recover relapse resile backsliding regression|
|5.||[ noun ] a coming to or returning home|
"on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
|Related terms:||arrival repatriation|
|6.||[ verb ] go back to something earlier|
|Synonyms:||recall come_back hark_back|
"This harks back to a previous remark of his"
|Related terms:||denote recur|
|7.||[ noun ] the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction|
|Related terms:||turning revert|
|8.||[ verb ] bring back to the point of departure|
|9.||[ noun ] getting something back again|
|Synonyms:||restoration regaining restitution|
"upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
|Related terms:||acquisition clawback recover restore|
|10.||[ verb ] (american football) make a return, as of a punt or a kickback, in football|
|Related terms:||transport football|
|11.||[ noun ] the act of returning to a prior location|
"they set out on their return to the base camp"
|Related terms:||motion remand reentry|
|12.||[ verb ] return in kind|
"return a compliment" "return her love"
|Related terms:||reciprocate rejoinder|
|13.||[ verb ] be restored|
"Her old vigor returned"
|14.||[ verb ] answer back|
|Synonyms:||retort rejoin come_back riposte repay|
|Related terms:||answer rejoinder|
|15.||[ verb ] pass down|
"render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"
|16.||[ verb ] pay back|
|Synonyms:||repay refund give_back|
"Please refund me my money"
|Related terms:||pay restore reimburse refund repayment|
|17.||[ noun ] (business) the income arising from land or other property|
|Synonyms:||proceeds takings yield take payoff issue|
"the average return was about 5%"
|Related terms:||income economic_rent payback render|
|18.||[ verb ] submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority|
"submit a bill to a legislative body"
|Related terms:||submit report_out|
|19.||[ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)|
|Synonyms:||comeback retort counter riposte replication rejoinder|
"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
|Related terms:||reply sass retort counter|
|20.||[ verb ] give or supply|
|Synonyms:||give yield generate render|
"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"
|Related terms:||produce give establish output yield generation output|
|21.||[ verb ] (mathematics) return to a previous position; in mathematics|
: "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
|22.||[ noun ] happening again (especially at regular intervals)|
"the return of spring"
|Related terms:||repeat atavism flashback recur|
|23.||[ noun ] (sport,tennis) a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player|
"he won the point on a cross-court return"
|Related terms:||tennis_stroke volley ground_stroke chop backhand drive forehand half_volley lob overhead drop_shot passing_shot tennis|
|24.||[ verb ] be inherited by|
|Synonyms:||pass devolve fall|
"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"
|Related terms:||change_hands fall accrue|
|25.||[ verb ] elect again|
|Related terms:||elect reelection|
|26.||[ noun ] (computer science) the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed|
|27.||[ noun ] a reciprocal group action|
"in return we gave them as good as we got"
|Related terms:||group_action retaliation reciprocation tit_for_tat requital|
|28.||[ noun ] the act of someone appearing again|
"his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
|Related terms:||appearance egress comeback reappear|
|29.||[ noun ] (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble|
|Related terms:||run football American_football|