Return - v. i. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or
Return - v. i. To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular
or irregular; to appear again.
Return - v. i. To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
Return - v. i. To revert; to pass back into possession.
Return - v. i. To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
Return - v. t. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a
borrowed book, or a hired horse.
Return - v. t. To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
Return - v. t. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
Return - v. t. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to
Return - v. t. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
Return - v. t. To report, or bring back and make known.
Return - 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
Return - v. t. Hence, to elect according to the official report of the
Return - 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.
Return - v. t. To convey into official custody, or to a general
Return - v. t. To bat (the ball) back over the net.
Return - v. t. To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to
return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
Return - 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.
Return - 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
Return - n. That which is returned.
Return - n. A payment; a remittance; a requital.
Return - n. An answer; as, a return to one's question.
Return - 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
Return - n. The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an
investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
Return - 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.
Return - n. The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or
execution, to the proper officer or court.
Return - n. The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in
execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
Return - n. The sending back of a commission with the certificate of
Return - n. A day in bank. See Return day, below.
Return - 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,
Return - n. The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.