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Definition of "return" []

  • To go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place. (verb-intransitive)
  • To revert in speech, thought, or practice. (verb-intransitive)
  • To revert to a former owner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To answer or respond. (verb-intransitive)
  • To send, put, or carry back: We return bottles to the store. (verb-transitive)
  • To come back to a former place or state (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To give, take, or carry back; replace or restore (verb)
  • To repay or recompense, esp with something of equivalent value (verb)
  • To earn or yield (profit or interest) as an income from an investment or venture (verb)
  • To come back or revert in thought or speech (verb)
  • To recur or reappear (verb)
  • To answer or reply (verb)
  • To vote into office; elect (verb)
  • (of a jury) to deliver or render (a verdict) (verb)
  • To send back or reflect (light or sound) (verb)
  • To submit (a report, etc) about (someone or something) to someone in authority (verb)
  • To lead back (the suit led by one's partner) (verb)
  • To hit, throw, or play (a ball) back (verb)
  • To turn (a part, decorative moulding, etc) away from its original direction (verb)
  • The act or an instance of coming back (noun)
  • Something that is given or sent back, esp unsatisfactory merchandise returned to the maker or supplier or a theatre ticket sent back by a purchaser for resale (noun)
  • The act or an instance of putting, sending, or carrying back; replacement or restoration (noun)
  • The yield, revenue, or profit accruing from an investment, transaction, or venture (noun)
  • The act or an instance of reciprocation or repayment (esp in the phrase in return for) (noun)
  • A recurrence or reappearance (noun)
  • An official report, esp of the financial condition of a company (noun)
  • A form (a tax return) on which a statement concerning one's taxable income is made (noun)
  • The statement itself (noun)
  • A statement of the votes counted at an election or poll (noun)
  • An answer or reply (noun)
  • A second helping of food served at a table (noun)
  • A part of a building that forms an angle with the façade (noun)
  • Any part of an architectural feature that forms an angle with the main part (noun)
  • A report by a bailiff or other officer on the outcome of a formal document such as a claim, summons, etc, issued by a court (noun)
  • A lead of a card in the suit that one's partner has previously led (noun)
  • The act of playing or throwing a ball back (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by a return (adjective)
  • Denoting a second, reciprocated occasion (adjective)

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Use "return" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, she can make us no adequate return, but to allow me to return -- the only _return_"
  • "By default only user-defined functions may be overwritten by Runkit. class FunctionMocker protected $_mockedFuncBehaviourMap = array (); public function mock ($funcName, $return = null) $newFuncCode = 'return "'. $return. '""
  • "Since this provider * is creating 'ModelFile', it will need this context ** @return array * / public function getContextClasses () {return array ( 'My_ModelFileContext');} / *** This it the method exposed to the Zend_Tool_Framework client."