What is return?

  • (verb): Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority.
    Example: "Submit a bill to a legislative body"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on return:

... He refused, insisting that he needed to return to his cell ... So now go off, if you can, leave me and return to your monastery." Benedict was unable to return to his monastery, and they spent the night in discussion ...
Interactive Television - Return Path
... choose which angle to watch a football match), or return information to the broadcaster ... This "return path," return channel or "back channel" can be by telephone, mobile SMS (text messages), radio, digital subscriber lines (ADSL) or cable ... Satellite viewers (mostly) return information to the broadcaster via their regular telephone lines ...
Quebec Expedition - Return
... The expedition's fortunes did not improve on the return voyage ... Walker had written to New York requesting the HMS Feversham and any available supply ships to join him unbeknownst to him, the Feversham and three transports (Joseph, Mary, and Neptune) were wrecked on the coast of Cape Breton on 7 October with more than 100 men lost ...
Robert Winchelsey
... son, Edward II, Winchelsey was allowed to return to England after the new king petitioned the pope to allow his return ... the king's enemies, however, and was the only bishop to object to the return of the king's favourite, Piers Gaveston ...
Pitchshifter - History - Return and None For All and All For One (2006–2008)
... During late 2006, there were rumours that band was going to return, which were later confirmed and the band announced the "Back From the Dead" tour, supported by various bands including Funeral for a Friend ... Jim didn't return to the band to pursue a solo carer and was replaced by Tim Rayner ...

More definitions of "return":

  • (verb): Elect again.
    Synonyms: reelect
  • (noun): The key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
    Synonyms: return key
  • (verb): Return to a previous position; in mathematics.
    Example: "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
  • (verb): Give back.
    Synonyms: render
  • (noun): Happening again (especially at regular intervals).
    Example: "The return of spring"
    Synonyms: recurrence
  • (verb): Return in kind.
    Example: "Return a compliment"; "return her love"
  • (noun): The act of someone appearing again.
    Synonyms: reappearance
  • (verb): Come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity.
    Synonyms: go back, get back, come back
  • (noun): The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.
    Synonyms: coming back
  • (noun): Document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability.
    Example: "His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
    Synonyms: tax return, income tax return
  • (noun): (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.
  • (noun): A tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player.
    Example: "He won the point on a cross-court return"
  • (verb): Make a return.
    Example: "Return a kickback"
  • (noun): A reciprocal group action.
    Example: "In return we gave them as good as we got"
    Synonyms: paying back, getting even
  • (noun): A coming to or returning home.
    Example: "On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
    Synonyms: homecoming
  • (noun): The act of returning to a prior location.
    Example: "They set out on their return to the base camp"

Famous quotes containing the word return:

    I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    At twelve, the disintegration of afternoon
    Began, the return to phantomerei, if not
    To phantoms. Till then, it had been the other way:
    One imagined the violet trees but the trees stood green,
    At twelve, as green as ever they would be.
    The sky was blue beyond the vaultiest phrase.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)