Nearby words

  1. retrusive occlusion,
  2. retry,
  3. retsina,
  4. rett's syndrome,
  5. retune,
  6. return bend,
  7. return crease,
  8. return extrasystole,
  9. return of the native, the,
  10. return on assets

Origin of return

1275–1325; (v.) Middle English retornen < Middle French retorner, returner, Old French (see re-, turn); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French retorn, return, derivative of Old French retorner, returner; (adj.) derivative of the noun

Related formsnon·re·turn, adjectivepre·re·turn, noun, verb (used without object)un·re·turned, adjectiveun·re·turn·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unreturned

return

/ (rɪˈtɜːn) /

verb

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by a returna return visit; a return performance
denoting a second, reciprocated occasiona return match

Word Origin for return

C14: from Old French retorner; see re-, turn

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Word Origin and History for unreturned
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Idioms and Phrases with unreturned

return

In addition to the idioms beginning with return

  • return the compliment
  • return to the fold

also see:

  • in return
  • many happy returns
  • point of no return
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