Definition of return Pronunciation
1. To come or go back (to a place or person).
Although the birds fly north for the summer, they return here in winter.
2. To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
To return to my story...
3. To turn back, retreat.
4. To turn (something) round.
5. To place or put back something where it had been.
Please return your hands to your lap.
6. To give something back to its original holder or owner.
You should return the library book within one month.
7. To take back something to a vendor for a refund.
If the goods don't work, you can return them.
8. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
9. To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve.
The player couldn't return the serve because it was so fast.
10. To play a card as a result of another player's lead.
If one players plays a trump, the others must return a trump.
11. To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
12. To say in reply; to respond.
To return an answer;
To return thanks
13. To relinquish control to the calling procedure.
14. To pass (data) back to the calling procedure.
This function returns the number of files in the directory.
15. To retort; to throw back.
To return the lie
16. To report, or bring back and make known.
To return the result of an election
17. To elect according to the official report of the election officers.
18. The act of returning.
I expect the house to be spotless upon my return.
19. A return ticket.
Do you want a one-way or a return?
20. An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect, or the act of returning it.
Last year there were 250 returns of this product, an improvement on the 500 returns the year before.
21. An answer.
A return to one's question
22. An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, etc.; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
Election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold
23. Gain or loss from an investment.
It yielded a return of 5%.
24. A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
Hand in your return by the end of the tax year.
25. A carriage return character.
26. The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure.
27. A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure.
28. A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower.
29. Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.
30. A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
31. The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, such as a moulding; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer.
A facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
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English - English - return Pronunciation
n. act of going or coming back; act of giving back; reply, answer; profit, yield; repayment; return key, alternate name for the Enter key (Computers); ball that is hit or run back (Sports)
v. go or come back; give or send back; revert; reply, answer; reciprocate; run or hit back (Sports); yield a profit; officially announce; reflect, send back energy from a surface
adj. pertaining to a return; reciprocal, done in response to a previous action; repeated, recurring; used to come back, used for returning; sent back, given back; reflected
English - Spanish - return Pronunciation
s. regreso, reingreso, retorno, vuelta; devolución, reenvío, restitución; (inform.) la tecla de retorno, nombre adicional a la tecla enter
v. regresar, devolverse, emprender el regreso, reaparecer, reingresar, retornar, venir de nuevo, volver a ingresar; reenviar, reintegrar, restituir
adj. recíproco; que vuelve; de ida y vuelta; de vuelta (tecla en la computadora para cambiar la línea); devuelto
English - French - return Pronunciation
n. retour; renvoi (automobile); gain; rapport (bourse), rétribution; la touche RETOUR, autre nom de la touche ENTREE
v. retourner, déclarer
adj. réciproque; de retour; retourné; récompense
English - German - return Pronunciation
n. Rückgabe, rückkehren; (Comput) Eingabetaste
v. zurückgeben; rückkehren
adj. Rückkehr; Erwiderung; Hin-und Zurück; Rückgabe
English - Italian - return Pronunciation
s. ritorno, il venire di nuovo; guadagno; (inform.) tasto "return" equivalente al tasto "enter"
v. rientrare, tornare, ritornare, fare ritorno; riprendere; rispondere, replicare, ribattere
agg. di ritorno, di rimando, di rinvio; restituito, reso, rinviato; ricorrente, che ritorna; ripiegato su se stesso
English - Portuguese - return Pronunciation
s. volta; retorno; espaço; recompensa; (informática) tecla return ou enter
v. retorno; devolver; regressar
adj. regresso; volta, retorno, de volta, chegada, vinda
English - Russian - return Pronunciation
с. возвращение, отдача, возврат, возмещение, оборот, доход, прибыль, отчет, официальный отчет, рапорт, результат выборов, избрание, возвращенный товар, непроданный товар, ответ, ответная подача, возражение, вентиляционный просек, вентиляционный ходок, обратная сеть, обратный провод, обратный путь
г. возвращаться, вернуться; идти обратно; возвратить, отдавать; отвечать, отплачивать, давать ответ; возражать, докладывать, официально заявлять; избирать, приносить
прил. обратный, вернувшийся
English - Turkish - return Pronunciation
f. dönmek, geri dönmek, misilleme yapmak, nüksetmek, tekrarlamak, geri gelmek, geri vermek, iade etmek, geri göndermek, getiri sağlamak, getirmek (faiz vb), beyan etmek, resmen bildirmek, hüküm vermek, karar vermek [mahk.], yansıtmak, milletvekili seçmek
i. dönüş, geri dönüş, geri gelme, geri verme, geriye gitme, geri dönme, tekrarlama, nüksetme, iade, tazminat, karşılık, kâr, getiri, rapor, resmi açıklama, seçim sonucu, bülten, geri tepme, tornistan, topa geri vurma, ince kıyım tütün, rövanş maçı
s. dönüş, iade, rövanş
German - English - return Pronunciation
n. return
English - Dutch - return Pronunciation
zn. terug; teruggave; ruimte; verdiensten; vergoeding; (in computers) de Return-toets heet ook Enter
ww. teruggeven; verklaren
bn. terugkomst, terugkeer, opbrengst; rapport
English - Greek - return Pronunciation
ουσ. απόδοση, αποτέλεσμα
ρήμ. επιστρέφω
German - French - return Pronunciation
n. retour (m)
German - Italian - return Pronunciation
n. ritorno (m)
English - Chinese - return Pronunciation
(名) 回, 返回; 回答; 利润, 投资效益; 偿还, 归还; 回车键, 输入键的另一名称 (计算机用语); 击回或滚回的球 (体育用语)
(动) 回返, 回来, 归还; 归还, 报告, 回报
(形) 返回的, 报答的, 回程的
English - Chinese - return Pronunciation
(名) 回, 返回, 歸; 回答; 還, 歸還; 報答
(動) 回返, 回來, 歸還; 歸還, 報告, 回報
(形) 返回的, 報答的, 回程的
English - Japanese - return Pronunciation
(形) 帰りの; 送り返すための; 往復の; 返答の
(動) 戻る; 立ち返る; 返報する; 返す; 走ったり打ったりして返る(スポーツ); 再び起こる; 元に戻る; 返る
(名) 回帰; 帰宅, 帰還; 往復料金; 復帰; 返すこと, 返還, 返却; 仕返し; 返礼; 返球; (コンピュータ)リターンキー, Enterキーの別名
English - Korean - return Pronunciation
명. 귀환, 회귀, 복귀, 반환, 대답, 보수, 선출, 되받아치기, 공을 되받아치기, 왕복표
동. 돌아가다, 돌아오다; 되돌려 주다; 반환하다; 대답하다; 보답하다; 되받아 치다 ( 운동); 이익을 내다; 공표하다; 반향하다, 반사하다
형. 되돌아오는; 보답하는; 반복되는; 되돌리는; 반사되는

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Dictionary Extension
Synonyms for return
1. react: repeat, reconsider, recur, recover, revert
2. recovery: restoration, restitution, yield, results, proceeds, repossession
3. replace: reinstate, re-establish, restore, requite, render, take back
4. reply: retort, respond, answer
Verb forms for return
Present participle: returning
Present: return (3.person: returns)
Past: returned
Future: will return
Present conditional: would return
Present Perfect: have returned (3.person: has returned)
Past Perfect: had returned
Future Perfect: will have returned
Past conditional: would have returned