return etymology

English word return comes from Old French retorner

Detailed word origin of return

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
retorner Old French (fro) (intransitive) to return (go back to). (transitive) to turn again.
returner Anglo-Norman (xno)
retornen Middle English (enm)
return English (eng) (American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.. (architecture) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, such as a moulding; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer.. (computing) A carriage return character.. (computing) A return value: the data [...]