Definition of returns in English Dictionary

  • NounBFreturnPREré-
    1. plural of return.
      1. (plural only) Merchandise returned to a retailer or wholesaler by a purchaser.
        1. (plural only) Unsold merchandise returned to the supplier.
          1. The number of unsold books that booksellers return to publishers (called the rate of returns) has been averaging between 25 per cent and 35 per cent.
      2. VerbBFreturnPRreturningPT, PPreturned
        1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of return.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • By applying electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.
            • He returned on Monday with a tall tale about a 100-pound fish he had caught.
            • A strong undertow may sweep a returning swimmer off their feet but it does not carry them far from the shore.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Returning "emptyhanded" doesn't always mean that you didn't get what you set out for.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • As soon as the battleship docked in Singapore, Roger jumped ship, never to return.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Noun plural forms
              • Pluralia tantum
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Verb singular forms
                    • Third-person singular forms
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              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of returns for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "returns" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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