return

All Noun Verb
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  • He was returned to active duty when he left office eight years later.
  • He returned to play in the final home match of the season.
  • After his return he left active service but remained at half pay.
  • The money was returned the next day in front of the press.
  • Twenty or more persons could be sent for the cost of returning four.
  • His character made a brief return in the first episode of the third series.
  • He fell in love with the city, to which he would return throughout his life.
  • Upon returning home from war, he put his mind to other uses.
  • In return for this service, people subject to it gained the right to hold land.
  • The show has also become known for the return of characters after they have left the show.
  • After returning to his native land he occupied himself with natural philosophy.
  • His return to England less than two years later would be in very different circumstances.
  • Without returning home, he took a boat and observed the fire for over an hour.
  • There is usually a service into town in the early morning and a return service in the evening.
  • Neither was able to speak; they returned to her home in silence.
  • He said he did not know yet when he would be returning to golf.
  • All players return their own cards to the board, and the next deal is played.
  • Upon returning, he asked the manager to stay since he wanted to explain something.
  • Get him to leave the island at once: he can return to-morrow. Cited from Adventures Harry Richmond by Meredith, v7
  • After a year and a half, he returned to his prior level of sexual activity.
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Meaning of return

  • noun A coming to or returning home
    on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party
  • noun The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • noun The act of going back to a prior location
    they set out on their return to the base camp
  • noun The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    the average return was about 5%
  • noun A reciprocal group action
    in return we gave them as good as we got
  • noun A tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
    he won the point on a cross-court return
  • noun (american football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • verb Go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
    return to your native land, the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean
  • verb Bring back to the point of departure
  • verb Return in kind
    return a compliment, return her love
  • verb Make a return
    return a kickback
  • verb Return to a previous position; in mathematics
    The point returned to the interior of the figure
  • verb Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
    submit a bill to a legislative body