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re·turn

 (rĭ-tûrn′)
v. re·turned, re·turn·ing, re·turns
v.intr.
1. To go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place: She returned to her office after lunch.
2. To revert in speech, thought, or practice: I returned to my knitting after answering the phone.
3. To revert to a former owner.
4. To answer or respond: I said hello to him, and he returned in kind.
v.tr.
1. To send, put, or carry back: We return bottles to the store.
2.
a. To give or send back in reciprocation: She returned his praise.
b. To give back to the owner: He returned her book.
c. To reflect or send back: The echo was returned by the canyon wall.
3. To produce or yield (profit or interest) as a payment for labor, investment, or expenditure.
4. Law
a. To submit (an official report, for example) to a judge or other person in authority.
b. To render or deliver (a writ or verdict, for example) to the proper officer or court of law.
5. To elect or reelect, as to a legislative body.
6. Games To respond to (a partner's lead) by leading the same suit in cards.
7. Architecture To turn away from or place at an angle to the previous line of direction.
8.
a. Sports To hit or send back (a tennis ball, for example) to one's opponent.
b. Football To run with (the ball) after a kickoff, punt, interception, or fumble.
n.
1.
a. The act or condition of going, coming, bringing, or sending back: After my return, we can discuss this matter further.
b. The act of bringing or sending something back to a previous place, condition, or owner: the late return of a library book.
2.
a. Something brought or sent back.
b. returns Merchandise returned, as to a retailer by a consumer or to a wholesaler by a retailer.
c. Something that goes or comes back.
3. A recurrence, as of a periodic occasion or event: the return of spring.
4. Something exchanged for that received; repayment.
5. A reply; a response.
6.
a. The profit made on an exchange of goods.
b. often returns A profit or yield, as from labor or investments.
c. Output or yield per unit rather than cost per unit, as in the manufacturing of a particular product.
7.
a. A report, list, or set of statistics, especially one that is formal or official.
b. often returns A report on the vote in an election.
c. Chiefly British An election.
8. Games A lead in certain card games that responds to the lead of one's partner.
9. Sports In tennis and certain other sports:
a. The act of hitting or sending the ball back to one's opponent.
b. The ball thus sent back.
10. Football
a. The act of running back the ball after a kickoff, punt, interception, or fumble.
b. The yardage so gained.
11. Architecture
a. The extension of a molding, projection, or other part at an angle (usually 90°) to the main part.
b. A part of a building set at an angle to the façade.
12.
a. A turn, bend, or similar reversal of direction, as in a stream or road.
b. A pipe or conduit for carrying something, especially water, back to its starting point.
13.
a. The key or mechanism on a machine, such as a typewriter, that positions the carriage or printing element at the beginning of a new line.
b. A key on a computer keyboard or keypad used to begin a new line or paragraph in a text editor.
14. Chiefly British A roundtrip ticket.
15. Law
a. The bringing or sending back of a writ, subpoena, or other document, generally with a short written report on it, by a sheriff or other officer to the court from which it was issued.
b. A certified report by an assessor, election officer, collector, or other official.
16. A formal tax statement on the required official form indicating taxable income, allowed deductions, exemptions, and the computed tax that is due. Also called income tax return, tax return.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or bringing about a going or coming back to a place or situation: the return voyage; a return envelope.
2. Given, sent, or done in reciprocation or exchange: a return volley; a return invitation.
3. Performed, presented, or taking place again: a return engagement of the ballet; a return tennis match.
4. Returning or affording return or recirculation: a return plumbing pipe; a return valve.
5.
a. Reversing or changing direction.
b. Having or formed by a reversal or change in direction; returning on itself, as a bend in a road or stream.
Idiom:
in return
In repayment or reciprocation.

[Middle English retornen, from Old French retourner, from Vulgar Latin *retornāre : Latin re-, re- + Latin tornāre, to turn in a lathe; see turn.]

re·turn′er n.

returns

(rɪˈtɜːnz)
pl n
1. (Banking & Finance) profits accruing from an investment
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a statement of the votes counted at an election or poll
References in classic literature ?
Six epics with the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" made up the Trojan Cycle -- The "Cyprian Lays", the "Iliad", the "Aethiopis", the "Little Illiad", the "Sack of Troy", the "Returns", the "Odyssey", and the "Telegony".
"Thank you, sir, I am sure," returns the stationer with his cough of deference.
Afterward I should return and visit him--if I could ever find his island.
Every one knows the history of the famous return from Elba, a return which was unprecedented in the past, and will probably remain without a counterpart in the future.
Oh, how could I not be ardent for Eternity and for the marriage-ring of rings--the ring of the return?
They are misplaced between us,' returned the other, waving his hand, 'and say plainly what we have to say.
The two parties returned after a weary scramble among swamps, rocks, and precipices, and with very disheartening accounts.
"Heyday!" says he, "I believe they got into your chamber whether I would or no; for here lies the muff of one of them on the ground." Indeed, as Jones returned to his bed in the dark, he had never perceived the muff on the quilt, and, in leaping into his bed, he had tumbled it on the floor.
I climbed the barren mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the red-lit eaves of my father's home, And I fancied that he sighed: My son has gone for a soldier, For a soldier night and day; But my son is wise, and may yet return, When the drums have died away.
And so, upon a dark night near the head waters of the river he sought, he buried the treasure at the foot of a mighty buttress tree, and with his parang made certain cabalistic signs upon the bole whereby he might identify the spot when it was safe to return and disinter his booty.
Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
'I don't want him to give it, you know,' returned Mr Boffin; 'I'll pay my way, my boy.'