- The act of a person returning.
- "Upon my ..."
- A return ticket.
- An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect.
- (finance): Gain or loss from an investment. "It yielded a of 5%..."
- (context, taxation, finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
- (computing) A character that indicates a new line. Hexadecimal %x0d, decimal 13. Old typewriters had a carriage that lined up the paper with the printing strike-arms; with the advent of electronic typewriters, the "carriage return" key would realign the printing at the left margin, and advance to a new line. Early computers added <CR><LF> (13,10) to indicate a new line, with variations such as <LF> (10), <CR> (13) and even <LF><CR> (10,13). Modern computer use has expanded the meaning to denote a new paragraph.
- (computing) The act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) The data passed back from a called procedure to the calling procedure (also return value).
- A short extention (perpendicular) of a desk, usually slightly lower.
- (context, Football (American)): Catching a ball after a punt, and running it back towards the opposing team.
- (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
Etymology: From retorner (French: retourner).
- To give something back to its original holder/owner.
- To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
- To come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals.
- To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to to my story."
- (context, Tennis): To bat the ball in response to a serve over the net.
- (context, Card games): To play a card as a result of another player's lead; a trump.
- (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
- (computing) (intransitive) To go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) (transitive) Of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure.
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