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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  tending  to  return  to  an  earlier  state  [syn:  {reverting}] 
  2:  tending  to  be  turned  back  [syn:  {returning(a)},  {reversive}] 

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