GOING BACK [no plural] › when someone goes or comes back to a place where they were before: On his return to Sydney, he started up a business. GIVING BACK [no plural] › when something is given back, put back, or sent back: the return of the stolen goods ACTIVITY [no plural] › when someone starts an activity again: This film marks his return to acting. HAPPENING AGAIN [no plural] › when something starts to happen or be present again: the return of the platform shoe What we are seeing here is a return to traditional values. TICKET [C] UK (US round-trip ticket) › a ticket that lets you travel to a place and back again, for example on a train: Could I have two returns to Birmingham? PROFIT [C, U] › the profit that you get from an investment: This fund has shown high returns for the last five years.
in return › in exchange for something or as a reaction to something: I'd like to give them something in return for everything they've done for us.
SPORTS [C] › when a ball is thrown or hit back to another player in a sports match: She hit an excellent return. COMPUTER [U] › a key on a computer keyboard that is used to make the computer accept information or to start a new line in a document: Type in the password and press return. → See also day return