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Dictionary definition for: Return

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity

3. (n) a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"

4. (v) give back; "render money"

5. (n) the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

6. (v) go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

7. (n) getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"

8. (v) go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"

9. (n) the act of returning to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"

10. (v) bring back to the point of departure

11. (v) return in kind; "return a compliment" "return her love"

12. (n) the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

13. (n) happening again (especially at regular intervals) "the return of spring"

14. (v) make a return; "return a kickback"

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

16. (v) answer back

17. (v) be restored; "Her old vigor returned"

18. (n) the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

19. (n) a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"

20. (v) pay back; "Please refund me my money"

21. (v) pass down; "render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"

22. (n) a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"

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

24. (v) elect again

25. (n) the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"

26. (v) 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"

27. (v) return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

28. (v) 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"

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

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