verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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
Related formsnon·re·turn, adjectivepre·re·turn, noun, verb (used without object)un·re·turned, adjectiveun·re·turn·ing, adjective
Definition for return (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for return
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
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.
I know that one day in the near (ish) future, we will return to our usual hikes and bike rides.
Today, the Imperial family can be found dining at Honke Owariya upon their return from Tokyo.
She smiled at them; but they did not return the salutation, and their actions made her more shy.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
I expected a blow for that, and tried to look as though I did not, being extremely anxious to return it with effect.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
That harsh call to return rang in their hearts by day and by night, awakening home-sickness and desire.The Outrage|Annie Vivanti
This is the wild quest upon which he and his companions have departed, and from which I shrewdly suspect they never will return.Long Odds|H. Rider Haggard
Some authors relate, that after their return from Troy they colonized the Gymnasian islands.
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
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