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Princeton's WordNet

  1. returning, revertingadjective

    tending to return to an earlier state

  2. returning(a), reversiveadjective

    tending to be turned back


  1. returning

    In retail, a product return is the process of a customer taking previously purchased merchandise back to the retailer, and in turn receiving a refund in the original form of payment, exchange for another item (identical or different), or a store credit.


  1. returning

    Returning generally refers to the act of coming or going back to a place or situation. It can also mean giving something back to its original holder or place. In computer programming, returning refers to the process of ending execution of the current function and resuming it at the point in the code immediately following where the function was called.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Returning

    of Return

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Returning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2966

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Returning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Returning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Returning in a Sentence

  1. George Ratiu:

    On one hand, buyers are clearly returning to the market, eager to take advantage of low interest rates while moving toward a new normal, on the other hand, the strong resurgence in Covid cases, especially in Sun Belt states, along with broader economic uncertainty during the current recession, is holding many sellers back from entering the market.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    There are still things within our power as a nation we can do by returning to basics. Not left-leaning, liberal ideas that are bordering on confiscation, wealth-envy, basic, basic things: build roads, bridges, technology, invest in research and development and generate more educational achievement.

  3. Elliot Abrams:

    In the last month or two, there have been some interesting negotiations among Venezuelans inside the regime and out of the regime about returning to the constitution, as I recall of the agreements, all of them were going to retain their positions.

  4. Michelle Bachelet:

    The human rights violations committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar amount to the worst atrocities, including crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide. With an almost complete lack of accountability -- indeed with ongoing violations -- returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar at this point effectively means throwing them back into the cycle of human rights violations that this community has been suffering for decades, the history of the Rohingya in Myanmar is one filled with repeated episodes of violence, flight and return.

  5. Chelsea Phillips:

    Returning as the Official Beer of NASCAR strengthens our deep-rooted history in the sport and will provide fans with even more opportunities to enjoy a crisp, cold Busch beer on race day.

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    the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
    A perusal
    B cycling
    C temptation
    D nuisance

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