• Return Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To report, or bring back and make known.
- (n.) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
- (v. t.) Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.
- (v. t.) To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
- (v. t.) To lead in response to the lead of ones partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
- (v. t.) To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
- (n.) An answer; as, a return to ones question.
- (n.) An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
- (n.) That which is returned.
- (n.) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
- (n.) An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.
- (v. t.) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
- (n.) The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.
- (v. t.) To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
- (v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
- (v. t.) To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
- (n.) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
- (v. t.) To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
- (n.) A day in bank. See Return day, below.
- (n.) The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
- (v. t.) To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election.
- (n.) The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.
- (n.) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
- (v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
- (n.) The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis.
- (v. t.) To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
- (v. t.) To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
- (v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
- (n.) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
- (v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
- (v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
• Returnable Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being returned.
- (a.) Legally required to be returned, delivered, given, or rendered; as, a writ or precept returnable at a certain day; a verdict returnable to the court.
• Returning Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Return