English dictionary definition of:

return


Noun

  • document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
  • a coming to or returning home
  • the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • getting something back again
  • the act of going back to a prior location
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • happening again (especially at regular intervals)
  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • a reciprocal group action
  • a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
  • (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • the act of someone appearing again

Verb

  • go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
  • give back
  • go back to a previous state
  • go back to something earlier
  • bring back to the point of departure
  • return in kind
  • make a return
  • answer back
  • be restored
  • pay back
  • pass down
  • elect again
  • be inherited by
  • return to a previous position; in mathematics
  • give or supply
  • submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority

Thesaurus

comeback   counter   deliver   devolve   fall   generate   give   homecoming   issue   pass   payoff   proceeds   reappearance   recall   recurrence   reelect   refund   regaining   regress   rejoin   rejoinder   render   repay   replication   restitution   restoration   retort   retrovert   revert   riposte   take   takings   yield  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list re words and learn about the word return in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

View spelling list ur words and learn about the word return in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor.

Scrabble score for return


Scrabble score = 6

generated at 00:44:29 on 13-03-20

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