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 his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming 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 quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher" [syn: rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, comeback, counter]
9 the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards 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 (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
13 the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited" [syn: reappearance]
1 come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity [syn: go back, get back, come back]
2 give back; "render money" [syn: render]
3 go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules" [syn: revert, retrovert, regress, turn back]
4 go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his" [syn: hark back, come back, recall]
6 return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"
7 make a return; "return a kickback"
9 be restored; "Her old vigor returned" [syn: come back]
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, devolve]
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 estate renders some revenue for the family" [syn: render, yield, give, generate]
16 submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"
- To give something back to its original holder/owner.
- To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
- To come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals.
- To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to return to my story."
- In the context of "Tennis": : To bat the ball in response to a serve over the net.
- In the context of "Card games": : To play a card as a result of another player's lead; return a trump.
- To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
- To go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- Of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure.
to give something back to its original holder/owner
to take something back to a retailer for a refund
to come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals
to go back in thought, narration, or argument
tennis: to bat the ball in response to a serve over the net
- Japanese: 返す, 返球する
card games: to play a card as a result of another player's lead
cricket: to throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper
computing: to go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it
computing: of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure
- Japanese: 返す
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Croatian: vratiti
- ttbc Chinese: 返回 (fǎnhuí)
- ttbc Dutch: terugkeren, terugkomen
- ttbc Filipino: magbalík
- ttbc French: revenir, retourner
- ttbc German: zurückkehren zurückkommen
- ttbc Hungarian: visszautaz, hazautaz, visszatér
- ttbc Italian: restituire, ritornare
- ttbc Korean: 돌아오다 (doraoda)
- ttbc Polish: oddać (1,2), wrócić (3,4), powrócić (3)
- ttbc Portuguese: devolver (1,2), restituir (1,2), retornar (3), voltar (3,4)
- ttbc Romanian: întoarce, reveni, returna
- The act of a person returning.
- "Upon my return..."
- A return ticket.
- An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect.
- : Gain or loss from an investment. "It yielded a return of 5%..."
- In the context of "taxation|finance": : A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
- A character that indicates a new line. Hexadecimal %x0d, decimal 13. Old typewriters had a carriage that lined up the paper with the printing strike-arms; with the advent of electronic typewriters, the "carriage return" key would realign the printing at the left margin, and advance to a new line. Early computers added (13,10) to indicate a new line, with variations such as (10), (13) and even (10,13). Modern computer use has expanded the meaning to denote a new paragraph.
- The act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- The data passed back from a called procedure to the calling procedure (also return value).
- A short extention (perpendicular) of a desk, usually slightly lower.
- In the context of "Football (American)": : Catching a ball after a punt, and running it back towards the opposing team.
- A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
act of a person returning
finance: gain or loss from an investment
- Czech: návratnost
- Finnish: tulos
- Japanese: 利益
- Russian: отдача (otdáča)
finance: tax return
- Finnish: veroilmoitus
- Japanese: 還付
- Russian: возврат (vozvrát)
computing: character that indicates a new line
computing: act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it
- Finnish: paluu, palautus
- Japanese: 復帰
- Russian: возврат (vozvrát)
computing: return value
- Finnish: palautustieto
- Japanese: 戻り値
short prependicular extention of a desk
- Finnish: sivupöytä
Return may refer to:
- Return (architecture), the receding edge of a flat face
- Return (finance), the financial term for the profit or loss derived from an investment
- Tax return, a form submitted to taxation authorities
- Carriage return, a key on an alphanumeric keyboard commonly equated with the "enter" key
- Return statement, a computer programming statement that ends a subroutine and resumes execution where the subroutine was called
- A product brought back to a store for a refund
return in German: Return
return in French: Return
return in Dutch: Return
return in Russian: Возвращение
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