Return
Return Re*turn", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Returned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Returning}.] [OE. returnen, retournen, F. retourner; pref. re- re- + tourner to turn. See {Turn}.] 1. To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition. ``Return to your father's house.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

On their embattled ranks the waves return. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

If they returned out of bondage, it must be into a state of freedom. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. --Gen. iii. 19. [1913 Webster]

2. To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again. [1913 Webster]

With the year Seasons return; but not me returns Day or the sweet approach of even or morn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To speak in answer; to reply; to respond. [1913 Webster]

He said, and thus the queen of heaven returned. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To revert; to pass back into possession. [1913 Webster]

And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David. --1Kings xii. 26. [1913 Webster]

5. To go back in thought, narration, or argument. ``But to return to my story.'' --Fielding. [1913 Webster]


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  • Return — Re*turn , n. 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. [1913 Webster] At the return of the year …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • return — re·turn 1 vt 1 a: to give (an official account or report) to a superior (as by a list or statement) return the names of all residents in the ward return a list of jurors b: to bring back (as a writ, verdict, or indictment) to an office or… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • return — [ri tʉrn′] vi. [ME retournen < OFr retourner: see RE & TURN] 1. to go or come back, as to a former place, condition, practice, opinion, etc. 2. to go back in thought or speech [to return to the subject] 3. to revert to a former owner 4. to ans …   English World dictionary

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  • return — ► VERB 1) come or go back to a place. 2) (return to) go back to (a particular state or activity). 3) give or send back or put back in place. 4) feel, say, or do (the same feeling, action, etc.) in response. 5) (in tennis) hit or send (the ball)… …   English terms dictionary

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