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return
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 31
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.
5. An answer; as, a return to one's question.
7. The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
9. The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
10. 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.
11. The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.
12. A day in bank. See day, below.
13. 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 information.
14. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
3. To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
4. To revert; to pass back into possession.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
2. To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
4. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
5. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
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.
10. To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
12. To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
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