English dictionary definition of:



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


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


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 19:19:11 on 17-01-20

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