HyperDic: return

English > 29 senses of the word return:
VERBmotionreturngo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
possessionreturn, rendergive back
changereturn, revert, retrovert, regress, turn backgo back to a previous state
communicationreturn, hark back, come back, recallgo back to something earlier
motionreturn, take back, bring backbring back to the point of departure
possessionreturnreturn in kind
contactreturnmake a return
communicationreturn, retort, come back, repay, riposte, rejoinanswer back
changereturn, come backbe restored
possessionreturn, refund, repay, give backpay back
communicationreturn, render, deliverpass down
socialreturn, reelectelect again
possessionreturn, fall, pass, devolvebe inherited by
motionreturnreturn to a previous position
creationreturn, render, yield, give, generategive or supply
communicationreturnsubmit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
NOUNcommunicationreturn, tax return, income tax returndocument giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
actreturn, homecominga coming to or returning home / home
eventreturn, coming backthe occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
actreturn, restitution, restoration, regaininggetting something back again
actreturnthe act of going back to a prior location
possessionreturn, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoffthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
eventreturn, recurrencehappening / happening / happening again (especially at regular intervals)
communicationreturn, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, comeback, countera quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
artifactreturn, return keythe key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
actreturn, paying back, getting evena reciprocal group action
actreturna tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
actreturn(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
actreturn, reappearancethe act of someone appearing again
return > pronunciation
Soundsrihter'n; riyter'n
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > return: 29 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningdocument giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability.
Example"his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
Synonymstax return, income tax return
Narroweramended returnA tax return that corrects the information in an earlier return
declaration of estimated tax, estimated tax returnReturn required of a taxpayer whose tax withheld from income does not meet the tax liability for the year
false returnAn incorrect income tax return
information returnA return that provides information to the tax collector but does not compute the tax liability
joint returnA return filed by a husband and wife
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishdeclaración de impuestos, declaración fiscal, declaración tributaria, renta
Catalandeclaració de la renda, declaració fiscal, declaració tributària
English > return: 29 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA coming to or returning home / home.
Example"on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
Synonymhomecoming
NarrowerrepatriationThe act of returning to the country of origin
BroaderarrivalThe act of arriving at a certain place
Spanishregreso, vuelta
Catalanretorn, tornada
Verbsreturngo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
English > return: 29 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.
Synonymcoming back
Broaderturning, turnA movement in a new direction
Spanishregreso, vuelta
Catalanretorn, tornada
Verbsreturngo back to a previous state
English > return: 29 senses > noun 4, act
Meaninggetting something back again.
Synonymsrestitution, restoration, regaining
NarrowerclawbackFinding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishdevolución, recuperación, restauración, restitución
Catalandevolució, restitució
Verbsreturngive back
English > return: 29 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of going back to a prior location.
Example"they set out on their return to the base camp"
NarrowerreentryThe act of entering again
remandThe act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishregreso, retorno
Catalanretorn, tornada
Verbsreturngo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
returnbring back to the point of departure
English > return: 29 senses > noun 6, possession
MeaningThe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property.
Example"the average return was about 5%"
Synonymsissue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff
Narrowereconomic rent, rentThe return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
paybackfinancial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
BroaderincomeThe financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
Spanishingresos, rédito, rendimiento
Catalanrèdits, rendiment
Verbsreturngive or supply
English > return: 29 senses > noun 7, event
Meaninghappening / happening / happening again (especially at regular intervals).
Example"the return of spring"
Synonymrecurrence
Narroweratavism, reversion, throwbackA reappearance of an earlier characteristic
flashbackAn unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
Broaderrepeat, repetitionAn event that repeats
Spanishreaparición, recurrencia
Catalanreaparició, recurrència
English > return: 29 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).
Synonymsrejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, comeback, counter
Narrowersass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouthAn impudent / impudent or insolent rejoinder
Broaderreply, responseThe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
Spanishréplica
Verbsreturnanswer back
returnreturn in kind
English > return: 29 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningThe key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
Synonymreturn key
BroaderkeyA lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
Spanishenter, intro, return
CatalanEnter, tecla de retorn
English > return: 29 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA reciprocal group action.
Example"in return we gave them as good as we got"
Synonymspaying back, getting even
NarrowerreciprocationThe act of making or doing something in return
requital, paymentAn act of requiting
retaliation, revengeaction taken in return for an injury or offense
tit for tatAn equivalent given in return
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishcontraataque, dequite, revancha
English > return: 29 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningA tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player.
Example"he won the point on a cross-court return"
Part oftennis, lawn tennisA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
Narrowerbackhand, backhand stroke, backhand shotA return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
chop, chop shotA tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
drive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
drop shot, dinkA soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net
forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot(sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
getA return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
ground strokeA tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once
half volleyA tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces
lobAn easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
overhead, smashA hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
passing shotA tennis return that passes an opponent who has approached the net
volleyA tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Broadertennis stroke, tennis shotThe act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
Catalanrestada
English > return: 29 senses > noun 12, act
Meaning(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Broaderrun, running, running play, running game(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
Verbsreturnmake a return
English > return: 29 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningThe act of someone appearing again.
Synonymreappearance
NarrowercomebackReturn by a celebrity to some previously successful activity
BroaderappearanceThe act of appearing in public view
Spanishreaparición
Catalanreaparició
English > return: 29 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningGo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children return to the playground
Examples
  • "return to your native land"
  • "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
Narrowerbacktrack, turn back, double backretrace one's course
boomerangReturn to the initial position from where it came
bounceCome back after being refused
cut back, flash backReturn in time
go home, head homeReturn home
homeReturn home / home accurately from a long distance
resurrect, rise, upriseReturn from the dead
returnReturn to a previous position
revisitVisit again
trace, retraceTo go back over again
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishdevolver, regresar, reincorporar, retornar, volver
Catalanregressar, reincorporar, retornar, tornar
Nounsreturnthe act of going back to a prior location
returna coming to or returning home / home
English > return: 29 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaninggive back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymrender
Narrowerfeed back, resubmitSubmit (information) again to a program or automatic system
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishdevolver, entregar, regresar
Catalandeixar, entregar, lliurar, retornar, tornar
Nounsreturngetting something back again
English > return: 29 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningGo back to a previous state.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsrevert, retrovert, regress, turn back
Narrowerrecover, go back, recuperateregain a former condition after a financial loss
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall backGo back to bad behavior
resileReturn to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed
Broaderchange by reversal, turn, reversechange to the contrary
Spanishregresar, revertir
Catalanretornar, tornar
Nounsreturnthe occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
English > return: 29 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninggo back to something earlier.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymshark back, come back, recall
Narrowerrecur, go backReturn in thought or speech to something
Broaderdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Spanishvolver a
English > return: 29 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningbring back to the point of departure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey return the parcel to their parents
Synonymstake back, bring back
Broaderbring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Spanishdevolver, llevar de regreso, regresar, traer de regreso
Catalanretornar, tornar
Nounsreturnthe act of going back to a prior location
English > return: 29 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningReturn in kind.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "return a compliment"
  • "return her love"
NarrowerredoundReturn or recoil
BroaderreciprocateAct, feel, or give mutually or in return
Spanishdevolver
Catalanretornar, tornar
Nounsreturna quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
English > return: 29 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningmake a return.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"return a kickback"
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Spanishdevolver
Nounsreturn(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
English > return: 29 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaninganswer back.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsretort, come back, repay, riposte, rejoin
Broaderanswer, reply, respondReact verbally
Spanishreplicar
Catalanreplicar
Nounsreturna quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
English > return: 29 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningBe restored.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Her old vigor returned"
Synonymcome back
Broaderreappear, re-emergeAppear again
Spanishregresar, reincorporar, retornar, volver
Catalanreincorporar, retornar, tornar
English > return: 29 senses > verb 10, possession
Meaningpay back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey return the money to them; They return them the money
Synonymsrefund, repay, give back
Narrowerreimbursepay back for some expense incurred
restore, restituteGive or bring back
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishdevolver, reembolsar, regresar, reintegrar, volver a pagar
Catalanreemborsar, reintegrar, retornar, tornar
English > return: 29 senses > verb 11, communication
MeaningPass down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsrender, deliver
Broadercommunicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put acrosstransmit information
Spanishdictar, emitir, entregar, pronunciar
Catalandictar, emetre, entregar, pronunciar
English > return: 29 senses > verb 12, social
Meaningelect again.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymreelect
Broaderelectselect by a vote for an office or membership
Spanishreelegir, regresar
Catalanreelegir
English > return: 29 senses > verb 13, possession
MeaningBe inherited by.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example "The land returned to the family"
Synonymsfall, pass, devolve
Narrowerfall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
Broaderchange hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
Similar toaccrue, fallCome into the possession of
Spanishreincorporar, retornar
Catalanreincorporar, retornar
English > return: 29 senses > verb 14, motion
MeaningReturn to a previous position; in mathematics.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The point returned to the interior of the figure"
BroaderreturnGo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
English > return: 29 senses > verb 15, creation
MeaningGive or supply.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsrender, yield, give, generate
Broaderproduce, make, createcreate or manufacture a man-made product
Similar toestablish, givebring about
give, yieldCause to happen or be responsible for
Spanishdar, generar, producir
Catalangenerar, produir
Nounsreturnthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
English > return: 29 senses > verb 16, communication
Meaningsubmit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Narrowerreport outReturn a bill after consideration and revision to a legislative body
Broadersubmitrefer for judgment or consideration
Spanishpresentar, someter

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