- to give to a judge or official (a statement or a writ of actions done).
- to render (a verdict, decision, etc.).
- the continuation of a molding, projection, etc., in a different direction.
- a side or part that falls away from the front of any straight or flat member or area.
- the act of returning a ball.
- the ball that is returned.
- the bringing or sending back of various documents, such as a writ, summons, or subpoena, with a brief written report usually endorsed upon it, by a sheriff, to the court from which it issued.
- a certified document by a great variety of officers, as assessors, collectors, and election officers.
- the report or certificate endorsed in such documents.
- merchandise shipped back to a supplier from a retailer or distributor as unsold or unsalable.
- merchandise returned to a retailer by a consumer.
Origin of return
OTHER WORDS FROM returnnon·re·turn, adjectivepre·re·turn, noun, verb (used without object)un·re·turned, adjectiveun·re·turn·ing, adjective
Words nearby return
How to use return in a sentence
The third and fourth sets I just served and couldn’t do much on the return … and it worked, it worked well.Novak Djokovic’s five-set battle at Australian Open started with fans and ended without them|Matt Bonesteel|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
This new-age technology saves your time and spends while improving your returns on investment.Five ways to use machine learning in digital marketing|Birbahadur Kathayat|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
In March, when the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports leagues around the world, Hoppe returned to California and worked on his game.Matthew Hoppe was a little-known American soccer player — until he reached the Bundesliga|Steven Goff|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
They returned to practice Tuesday after a week-long shutdown, but nine Buffalo players remain on the covid-19 list.The Caps are dealing with an unexpected break. They hope to use it to recover and reset.|Samantha Pell|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Imagine this scenario, I return to work, book between 60-120 appointments in a month, and buy a clear mask for each client.Ford’s next pandemic mission: Clear N95 masks and low-cost air filters|Hannah Denham|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Would the Democrats rescind those rights if they were to return to power?The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
Most travelers return home from trips revitalized and armed with new goals.
Nickelodeon did not return a request for comment for this story.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later studies showed that only gaining weight and the return of natural menstruation help improve bone density.
All things that are of the earth, shall return to the earth again, and all waters shall return to the sea.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They feel that the system has few advantages to offer in return for the cost it entails upon them.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
It being offensive to the French, they took none of it with them on their return.
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He decided not to return home directly; he wanted to go somewhere, but did not care to stay in Chicago.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for return
- a form (a tax return) on which a statement concerning one's taxable income is made
- the statement itself
- a part of a building that forms an angle with the façade
- any part of an architectural feature that forms an angle with the main part
Word Origin for return
Other Idioms and Phrases with return
In addition to the idioms beginning with return
- return the compliment
- return to the fold
- in return
- many happy returns
- point of no return