Noun Definition


1.Definition: (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

Category: General

2.Definition: a coming to or returning home

"On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"

Related Noun(s):homecoming

Category: General

3.Definition: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Related Noun(s):comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, riposte

Category: General

4.Definition: a reciprocal group action

"In return we gave them as good as we got"

Category: General

5.Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

"He won the point on a cross-court return"

Category: General

6.Definition: document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability

"His gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"

Category: General

7.Definition: getting something back again

Related Noun(s):restitution, restoration

Category: General

8.Definition: happening again (especially at regular intervals)

"The return of spring"

Related Noun(s):recurrence

Category: General

9.Definition: the act of going back to a prior location

"They set out on their return to the base camp"

Category: General

10.Definition: the act of someone appearing again

Related Noun(s):reappearance

Category: General

11.Definition: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

"The average return was about 5%"

Related Noun(s):issue, payoff, proceeds, take, takings, yield

Category: General

12.Definition: the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Category: Objects

13.Definition: the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Category: General