Return
Return Re*turn", v. t. 1. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse. [1913 Webster]

Both fled attonce, ne ever back returned eye. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To repay; as, to return borrowed money. [1913 Webster]

3. To give in requital or recompense; to requite. [1913 Webster]

The Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head. --1 Kings ii. 44. [1913 Webster]

4. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks. [1913 Webster]

5. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie. [1913 Webster]

If you are a malicious reader, you return upon me, that I affect to be thought more impartial than I am. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. To report, or bring back and make known. [1913 Webster]

And all the people answered together, . . . and Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord. --Ex. xix. 8. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

8. Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

9. To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ. [1913 Webster]

10. To convey into official custody, or to a general depository. [1913 Webster]

Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and return the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

11. (Tennis) To bat (the ball) back over the net. [1913 Webster]

12. (Card Playing) To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club. [1913 Webster]

{To return a lead} (Card Playing), to lead the same suit led by one's partner. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To restore; requite; repay; recompense; render; remit; report. [1913 Webster]


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