What is return?

  • (verb): Return in kind.
    Example: "Return a compliment"; "return her love"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on return:

Interactive Television - Return Path
... choose which angle to watch a football match), or return information to the broadcaster ... This "return path," return channel or "back channel" can be by telephone, mobile SMS (text messages), radio, digital subscriber lines (ADSL) or cable ... TV viewers receive their programs via a cable, and in the integrated cable return path enabled platforms, they use the same cable as a return path ...
Robert Winchelsey
... Edward's son, Edward II, Winchelsey was allowed to return to England after the new king petitioned the pope to allow his return ... however, and was the only bishop to object to the return of the king's favourite, Piers Gaveston ...
Scholastica
... He refused, insisting that he needed to return to his cell ... So now go off, if you can, leave me and return to your monastery." Benedict was unable to return to his monastery, and they spent the night in discussion ...
Pitchshifter - History - Return and None For All and All For One (2006–2008)
... there were rumours that band was going to return, which were later confirmed and the band announced the "Back From the Dead" tour, supported by various bands including Funeral for a Friend ... Jim didn't return to the band to pursue a solo carer and was replaced by Tim Rayner ...
Quebec Expedition - Return
... The expedition's fortunes did not improve on the return voyage ... Walker had written to New York requesting the HMS Feversham and any available supply ships to join him unbeknownst to him, the Feversham and three transports (Joseph, Mary, and Neptune) were wrecked on the coast of Cape Breton on 7 October with more than 100 men lost ...

More definitions of "return":

  • (verb): Return to a previous position; in mathematics.
    Example: "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
  • (verb): Elect again.
    Synonyms: reelect
  • (noun): A tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player.
    Example: "He won the point on a cross-court return"
  • (noun): The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.
    Synonyms: coming back
  • (noun): (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.
  • (verb): Make a return.
    Example: "Return a kickback"
  • (noun): Happening again (especially at regular intervals).
    Example: "The return of spring"
    Synonyms: recurrence
  • (verb): Come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity.
    Synonyms: go back, get back, come back
  • (noun): The key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
    Synonyms: return key
  • (noun): The act of returning to a prior location.
    Example: "They set out on their return to the base camp"
  • (verb): Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority.
    Example: "Submit a bill to a legislative body"
  • (noun): A reciprocal group action.
    Example: "In return we gave them as good as we got"
    Synonyms: paying back, getting even
  • (noun): A coming to or returning home.
    Example: "On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
    Synonyms: homecoming
  • (noun): The act of someone appearing again.
    Synonyms: reappearance
  • (noun): Document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability.
    Example: "His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
    Synonyms: tax return, income tax return
  • (verb): Give back.
    Synonyms: render

Famous quotes containing the word return:

    Yet I shall never return to the past, that attic.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or
    the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
    cistern.
    Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
    shall return unto God who gave it.
    Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity.
    Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes (l. XII, 6–7)

    The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)