Dictionary Results for return


1. return - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): tax_return, income_tax_return

Hypernym(s): legal_document, legal_instrument, official_document, instrument




2. return - noun

· a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"

Synonym(s): homecoming

Hypernym(s): arrival




3. return - noun

· the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Synonym(s): coming_back

Hypernym(s): turning, turn




4. return - noun

· getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"

Synonym(s): restitution, restoration, regaining

Hypernym(s): acquisition




5. return - noun

· the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




6. return - noun

· the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

Synonym(s): issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff

Hypernym(s): income




7. return - noun

· happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"

Synonym(s): recurrence

Hypernym(s): repeat, repetition




8. return - noun

· a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Synonym(s): rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, comeback, counter

Hypernym(s): reply, response




9. return - noun

· the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Synonym(s): return_key

Hypernym(s): key




10. return - noun

· a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"

Synonym(s): paying_back, getting_even

Hypernym(s): group_action




11. return - noun

· a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"

Hypernym(s): tennis_stroke, tennis_shot




12. return - noun

· (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

Hypernym(s): run, running, running_play, running_game




13. return - noun

· the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"

Synonym(s): reappearance

Hypernym(s): appearance




14. return - verb

· go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




15. return - verb

· give back; "render money"

Synonym(s): render

Hypernym(s): give




16. return - verb

· go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

Synonym(s): revert, retrovert, regress, turn_back

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse




17. return - verb

· go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"

Synonym(s): hark_back, come_back, recall

Hypernym(s): denote, refer




18. return - verb

· bring back to the point of departure

Synonym(s): take_back, bring_back

Hypernym(s): bring, convey, take




19. return - verb

· return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"

Hypernym(s): reciprocate




20. return - verb

· make a return; "return a kickback"

Hypernym(s): transport, carry




21. return - verb

· answer back

Synonym(s): retort, come_back, repay, riposte, rejoin

Hypernym(s): answer, reply, respond




22. return - verb

· be restored; "Her old vigor returned"

Synonym(s): come_back

Hypernym(s): reappear, re-emerge




23. return - verb

· pay back; "Please refund me my money"

Synonym(s): refund, repay, give_back

Hypernym(s): pay




24. return - verb

· pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"

Synonym(s): render, deliver

Hypernym(s): communicate, pass_on, pass, pass_along, put_across




25. return - verb

· elect again

Synonym(s): reelect

Hypernym(s): elect




26. return - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fall, pass, devolve

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




27. return - verb

· return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

Hypernym(s): return




28. return - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): render, yield, give, generate

Hypernym(s): produce, make, create




29. return - verb

· submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"

Hypernym(s): submit





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