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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Return  \Re*turn"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Returned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Returning}.]  [OE.  returnen,  retournen  F.  retourner; 
  pref.  re-  re-  +  tourner  to  turn.  See  {Turn}.] 
  1.  To  turn  back  to  go  or  come  again  to  the  same  place  or 
  condition.  ``Return  to  your  father's  house.''  --Chaucer. 
  On  their  embattled  ranks  the  waves  return.  --Milton. 
  If  they  returned  out  of  bondage,  it  must  be  into  a 
  state  of  freedom.  --Locke. 
  Dust  thou  art,  and  unto  dust  shalt  thou  return. 
  --Gen.  iii. 
  2.  To  come  back  or  begin  again  after  an  interval,  regular 
  or  irregular;  to  appear  again 
  With  the  year  Seasons  return;  but  not  me  returns  Day 
  or  the  sweet  approach  of  even  or  morn.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  speak  in  answer;  to  reply;  to  respond. 
  He  said  and  thus  the  queen  of  heaven  returned. 
  4.  To  revert;  to  pass  back  into  possession. 
  And  Jeroboam  said  in  his  heart,  Now  shall  the 
  kingdom  return  to  the  house  of  David.  --1Kings  xii. 
  5.  To  go  back  in  thought,  narration,  or  argument.  ``But  to 
  return  to  my  story.''  --Fielding. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Re-turn  \Re-turn"\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  turn  again 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Return  \Re*turn"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bring  carry,  send  or  turn,  back  as  to  return  a 
  borrowed  book,  or  a  hired  horse. 
  Both  fled  attonce,  ne  ever  back  returned  eye. 
  2.  To  repay;  as  to  return  borrowed  money. 
  3.  To  give  in  requital  or  recompense;  to  requite. 
  The  Lord  shall  return  thy  wickedness  upon  thine  own 
  head.  --1  Kings  ii 
  4.  To  give  back  in  reply;  as  to  return  an  answer;  to  return 
  5.  To  retort;  to  throw  back  as  to  return  the  lie. 
  If  you  are  a  malicious  reader,  you  return  upon  me 
  that  I  affect  to  be  thought  more  impartial  than  I 
  am  --Dryden. 
  6.  To  report,  or  bring  back  and  make  known 
  And  all  the  people  answered  together,  .  .  .  and 
  Moses  returned  the  words  of  the  people  unto  the 
  Lord.  --Ex.  xix.  8. 
  7.  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. 
  8.  Hence  to  elect  according  to  the  official  report  of  the 
  election  officers.  [Eng.] 
  9.  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. 
  10.  To  convey  into  official  custody,  or  to  a  general 
  Instead  of  a  ship,  he  should  levy  money,  and  return 
  the  same  to  the  treasurer  for  his  majesty's  use 
  11.  (Tennis)  To  bat  (the  ball)  back  over  the  net. 
  12.  (Card  Playing)  To  lead  in  response  to  the  lead  of  one's 
  partner;  as  to  return  a  trump;  to  return  a  diamond  for  a 
  {To  return  a  lead}  (Card  Playing),  to  lead  the  same  suit  led 
  by  one's  partner. 
  Syn:  To  restore;  requite;  repay;  recompense;  render;  remit; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Return  \Re*turn"\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
  At  the  return  of  the  year  the  king  of  Syria  will 
  come  up  against  thee.  --1  Kings  xx 
  His  personal  return  was  most  required  and  necessary. 
  2.  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. 
  You  made  my  liberty  your  late  request:  Is  no  return 
  due  from  a  grateful  breast?  --Dryden. 
  3.  That  which  is  returned.  Specifically: 
  a  A  payment;  a  remittance;  a  requital. 
  I  do  expect  return  Of  thrice  three  times  the 
  value  of  this  bond.  --Shak. 
  b  An  answer;  as  a  return  to  one's  question. 
  c  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 
  d  The  profit  on  or  advantage  received  from  labor,  or 
  an  investment,  undertaking,  adventure,  etc 
  The  fruit  from  many  days  of  recreation  is  very 
  little;  but  from  these  few  hours  we  spend  in 
  prayer,  the  return  is  great.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  4.  (Arch.)  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. 
  5.  (Law) 
  a  The  rendering  back  or  delivery  of  writ,  precept,  or 
  execution,  to  the  proper  officer  or  court. 
  b  The  certificate  of  an  officer  stating  what  he  has  done 
  in  execution  of  a  writ,  precept,  etc.,  indorsed  on  the 
  c  The  sending  back  of  a  commission  with  the  certificate 
  of  the  commissioners. 
  d  A  day  in  bank.  See  {Return  day},  below.  --Blackstone. 
  6.  (Mil.  &  Naval)  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 
  7.  pl  (Fort.  &  Mining)  The  turnings  and  windings  of  a  trench 
  or  mine. 
  {Return  ball},  a  ball  held  by  an  elastic  string  so  that  it 
  returns  to  the  hand  from  which  it  is  thrown,  --  used  as  a 
  {Return  bend},  a  pipe  fitting  for  connecting  the  contiguous 
  ends  of  two  nearly  parallel  pipes  lying  alongside  or  one 
  above  another. 
  {Return  day}  (Law),  the  day  when  the  defendant  is  to  appear 
  in  court,  and  the  sheriff  is  to  return  the  writ  and  his 
  {Return  flue},  in  a  steam  boiler,  a  flue  which  conducts  flame 
  or  gases  of  combustion  in  a  direction  contrary  to  their 
  previous  movement  in  another  flue. 
  {Return  pipe}  (Steam  Heating),  a  pipe  by  which  water  of 
  condensation  from  a  heater  or  radiator  is  conveyed  back 
  toward  the  boiler. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  document  giving  the  tax  collector  information  about  the 
  taxpayer's  tax  liability;  "his  gross  income  was  enough 
  that  he  had  to  file  a  tax  return"  [syn:  {tax  return},  {income 
  tax  return}] 
  2:  a  coming  to  or  returning  home;  "on  the  eve  of  his  return  to 
  Australia  we  gave  him  a  goodbye  party"  [syn:  {homecoming}] 
  3:  the  occurrence  of  a  change  in  direction  back  in  the  opposite 
  direction  [syn:  {coming  back}] 
  4:  getting  something  back  again  "upon  the  restitution  of  the 
  book  to  its  rightful  owner  the  child  was  given  a  tongue 
  lashing"  [syn:  {restitution},  {restoration},  {regaining}] 
  5:  the  act  of  returning  to  a  prior  location;  "they  set  out  on 
  their  return  to  the  base  camp" 
  6:  the  income  arising  from  land  or  other  property;  "the  average 
  return  was  about  5%"  [syn:  {issue},  {proceeds},  {take},  {takings}, 
  {yield},  {payoff}] 
  7:  happening  again  (especially  at  regular  intervals);  "the 
  return  of  spring"  [syn:  {recurrence}] 
  8:  a  reply  to  a  question  or  remark  (especially  a  witty  or 
  critical  one);  "it  brought  a  sharp  rejoinder  from  the 
  teacher"  [syn:  {rejoinder},  {retort},  {riposte},  {comeback}] 
  9:  the  key  on  electric  typewriters  that  causes  a  carriage 
  return  and  a  line  feed  [syn:  {return  key}] 
  10:  a  reciprocal  group  action  "in  return  we  gave  them  as  good 
  as  we  got"  [syn:  {paying  back},  {getting  even}] 
  11:  a  tennis  stroke  that  returns  the  ball  to  the  other  player; 
  "he  won  the  point  on  a  cross-court  return" 
  12:  the  act  of  running  back  the  football  after  a  kickoff  or  punt 
  or  interception  or  fumble 
  v  1:  come  back  to  place  where  one  has  been  before  or  return  to  a 
  previous  activity  [syn:  {go  back},  {get  back},  {come 
  2:  give  back  [syn:  {render}] 
  3:  go  back  to  a  previous  state;  "We  reverted  to  the  old  rules" 
  [syn:  {revert},  {regress},  {turn  back}] 
  4:  go  back  to  something  earlier;  "This  harks  back  to  a 
  previous  remark  of  his"  [syn:  {hark  back},  {come  back},  {recall}] 
  5:  bring  back  to  the  point  of  departure  [syn:  {take  back},  {bring 
  6:  return  in  kind  "return  a  compliment";  "return  her  love" 
  7:  make  a  return,  as  of  a  punt  or  a  kickback,  in  football 
  8:  answer  back  [syn:  {retort},  {come  back},  {repay},  {riposte}, 
  9:  "Her  old  vigor  returned"  [syn:  {come  back},  {be  restored}] 
  10:  pay  back  "Please  refund  me  my  money"  [syn:  {refund},  {repay}, 
  {give  back}] 
  11:  as  of  a  verdict,  by  a  jury  [syn:  {render},  {deliver}] 
  12:  elect  again  [syn:  {reelect}] 
  13:  be  inherited  by  "The  estate  fell  to  my  sister";  "The  land 
  returned  to  the  family";  The  estate  devolved  to  an  heir 
  that  everybody  had  assumed  to  be  dead"  [syn:  {fall},  {pass}, 
  14:  return  to  a  previous  position;  in  mathematics:  "The  point 
  returned  to  the  interior  of  the  figure" 
  15:  give  or  supply;  "The  cow  brings  in  5  liters  of  milk";  "This 
  year's  crop  yielded  1,000  bushels  of  corn";  "The  cow 
  won't  give  much  milk"  [syn:  {render},  {yield},  {give},  {generate}] 
  16:  submit  (a  report,  etc.)  to  someone  in  authority;  "submit  a 
  bill  to  a  legislative  body" 

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