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
Synonyms: income_tax_return tax_return

"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
Synonyms: render

"render money"

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
Synonyms: homecoming

"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
Synonyms: coming_back
Related terms: turning revert
8. [ verb ] bring back to the point of departure
Synonyms: bring_back take_back
Related terms: bring
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
Synonyms: come_back be_restored

"Her old vigor returned"

Related terms: reappear
14. [ verb ] answer back
Synonyms: retort rejoin come_back riposte repay
Related terms: answer rejoinder
15. [ verb ] pass down
Synonyms: deliver render

"render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"

Related terms: communicate
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)
Synonyms: recurrence

"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
Synonyms: reelect
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
Synonyms: return_key
Related terms: key
27. [ noun ] a reciprocal group action
Synonyms: getting_even paying_back

"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
Synonyms: reappearance

"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
Similar spelling:   returning