|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
2. (v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
3. (v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
4. (v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
5. (v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
6. (v. t.) To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
7. (v. t.) To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
8. (v. t.) To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
9. (v. t.) To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
10. (v. t.) To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
11. (v. t.) To report, or bring back and make known.
12. (v. t.) To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election.
13. (v. t.) Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.
14. (v. t.) To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
15. (v. t.) To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
16. (v. t.) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
17. (v. t.) To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
18. (n.) The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.
19. (n.) The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis.
20. (n.) That which is returned.
21. (n.) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
22. (n.) An answer; as, a return to one's question.
23. (n.) An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
24. (n.) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
25. (n.) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
26. (n.) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
27. (n.) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
28. (n.) The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
29. (n.) A day in bank. See Return day, below.
30. (n.) An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.
31. (n.) The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.
Return (499 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:12 Being warned in a dream that they shouldn't return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go and make friends with your brother first, and then return and proceed to offer your gift. (WEY)
Matthew 9:18 While He was thus speaking, a Ruler came up and profoundly bowing said, "My daughter is just dead; but come and put your hand upon her and she will return to life." (WEY)
Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn't worthy, let your peace return to you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Matthew 12:44 Then he says,'I will return into my house from which I came out,' and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 13:8 But a portion falls upon good ground, and gives a return, some a hundred for one, some sixty, some thirty. (WEY)
Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.' (See NAS)
Matthew 13:23 But he who has received the seed on good ground is he who hears and understands. Such hearers give a return, and yield one a hundred for one, another sixty, another thirty.") (WEY)
Matthew 16:26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? (See RSV)
Matthew 21:18 Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Matthew 24:18 Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Matthew 26:52 Then saith Jesus to him, Return thy sword to its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword. (DBY)
Mark 4:8 But some of the seed falls into good ground, and gives a return: it comes up and increases, and yields thirty, sixty, or a hundred-fold." (WEY)
Mark 4:12 that "'They may look and look but not see, and listen and listen but not understand, lest perchance they should return and be pardoned.'" (WEY NAS)
Mark 4:20 Those, on the other hand, who have received the seed on the good ground, are all who hear the Message and welcome it, and yield a return of thirty, sixty, or a hundred fold." (WEY)
Mark 8:37 For what will a man give in exchange for his life? (See RSV)
Mark 9:28 After the return of Jesus to the house His disciples asked Him privately, "How is it that we could not expel the spirit?" (WEY)
Mark 13:16 Let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak. (WEB ASV DBY)
Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them from whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. (WBS)
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked. (DBY NAS RSV)
Luke 6:38 give, and gifts shall be bestowed on you. Full measure, pressed, shaken down, and running over, shall they pour into your laps; for with the same measure that you use they shall measure to you in return." (WEY NAS)
Luke 8:8 But some of the seed falls into good ground, and grows up and yields a return of a hundred for one." While thus speaking, He cried aloud and said, "Listen, every one who has ears to listen with!" (WEY)
Luke 8:15 But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return. (WEY)
Luke 8:39 "Return to your house, and declare what great things God has done for you." He went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 9:10 The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done. He took them, and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 10:6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 10:35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him,'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' (WEB NAS NIV)
Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (KJV WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:36 Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Luke 14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back. (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV)
Luke 17:4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying,'I repent,' you shall forgive him." (Root in WEB DBY NAS)
Luke 17:18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger?" (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Luke 19:8 But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I return him fourfold. (DBY)
Luke 19:12 He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. (Root in KJV WEY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 23:48 All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
John 4:50 "You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home; (WEY)
John 11:7 Then, after that, He said to the disciples, "Let us return to Judaea." (WEY)
John 14:3 And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be. (WEY)
John 21:22 Jesus saith to him, 'If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee? be thou following me.' This word, therefore, went forth to the brethren that that disciple doth not die, (See NIV)
John 21:23 This saying therefore went out among the brothers, that this disciple wouldn't die. Yet Jesus didn't say to him that he wouldn't die, but, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you?" (See NIV)
Acts 1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, (See NAS)
Acts 13:13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:34 "Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus:'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 15:16 'After these things I will return. I will again build the tabernacle of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins. I will set it up, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:33 After spending some time there they received an affectionate farewell from the brethren to return to those who had sent them. (WEY NIV)
Acts 15:36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing." (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Acts 18:21 but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem, but I will return again to you if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 20:3 When he had spent three months there, and a plot was made against him by Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 22:17 "It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance, (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 28:27 For this people's heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.' (See NAS)
Romans 6:21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. (See RSV)
Romans 6:22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life. (See RSV)
Romans 9:9 For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son." (See RSV NIV)
Romans 11:35 "Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?" (WEY)
Romans 15:28 This, then, having finished, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will return through you, to Spain; (YLT)
1 Corinthians 15:23 But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 16:11 no one, then, may despise him; and send ye him forward in peace, that he may come to me, for I expect him with the brethren; (See RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:16 and to pass by way of Corinth into Macedonia. Then my plan was to return from Macedonia to you, and be helped forward by you to Judaea. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 1:23 But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I didn't come to Corinth to spare you. (See NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:13 Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide. (WEB RSV)
2 Corinthians 11:16 To return to what I was saying. Let no one suppose that I am foolish. Or if you must, at any rate make allowance for me as being foolish, in order that I, as well as they, may boast a little. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 13:2 I have said beforehand, and I do say beforehand, as when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, I write to those who have sinned before now, and to all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare; (See NIV)
1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to await the return from Heaven of His Son, whom He raised from among the dead--even Jesus, our Deliverer from God's coming anger. (WEY)
1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanksgiving on your behalf can we possibly offer to God in return for all the joy which fills our souls before our God for you, (WEY NAS NIV)
1 Timothy 5:4 but if any widow have children or descendants, let them learn first to be pious as regards their own house, and to render a return on their side to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. (DBY NAS RSV)
Hebrews 11:15 If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:16 lest there be a fornicator, or an ungodly person like Esau, who, in return for a single meal, parted with the birthright which belonged to him. (WEY)
1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was cursed, didn't curse back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; (See NAS RSV)
1 Peter 3:9 not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary, giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been called by God to inherit. (WEY NAS RSV)
2 Peter 3:4 and, asking, "What has become of His promised Return? For from the time our forefathers fell asleep all things continue as they have been ever since the creation of the world." (WEY)
Revelation 16:6 For they poured out the blood of Thy people and of the Prophets, and in return Thou hast given them blood to drink. And this they deserved." (WEY)
Revelation 18:6 Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double. (WEB)
Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 8:12 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:17 The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 15:16 In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full." (See NAS)
Genesis 16:9 The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 18:10 He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 20:7 Now therefore, restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours." (See NIV)
Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and return to you. (WBS NAS)
Genesis 28:21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, and Yahweh will be my God, (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 29:3 There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place. (See NIV)
Genesis 29:18 Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter." (See NIV)
Genesis 29:27 Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years." (See RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:15 She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes." (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 31:3 Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 31:30 Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods?" (See NIV)
Genesis 32:9 Jacob said, "God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me,'Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 42:37 Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him to you again." (See NAS)
Genesis 43:12 and take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight. (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 43:13 Take your brother also, get up, and return to the man. (WEB NAS)
Genesis 44:33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad, a bond-man to my lord; and let the lad return with his brethren. (WBS NIV)
Genesis 44:34 For how shall I return to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father. (WBS)
Genesis 45:9 Haste ye, and return to my father, and say to him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me; delay not: (WBS)
Genesis 45:17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, This do ye; load your beasts, and go, return to the land of Canaan; (WBS NIV)