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Exchange vs. Return

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Exchangenoun

An act of exchanging or trading.

‘All in all, it was an even exchange.’; ‘an exchange of cattle for grain’;

Returnverb

(intransitive) To come or go back (to a place or person).

‘Although the birds fly north for the summer, they return here in winter.’;

Exchangenoun

A place for conducting trading.

‘The stock exchange is open for trading.’;

Returnverb

(intransitive) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.

‘To return to my story...’;

Exchangenoun

A telephone exchange.

Returnverb

To turn back, retreat.

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Exchangenoun

The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).

‘The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.’; ‘NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange.’;

Returnverb

To turn (something) round.

Exchangenoun

A conversation.

‘After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.’;

Returnverb

(transitive) To place or put back something where it had been.

‘Please return your hands to your lap.’;

Exchangenoun

(chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another

Returnverb

(transitive) To give something back to its original holder or owner.

‘You should return the library book within one month.’;

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Exchangenoun

(usually with "the") The loss of a relatively minor piece (typically a bishop or knight) and associated capture of the more advantageous rook

Returnverb

(transitive) To take back something to a vendor for a refund.

‘If the goods don't work, you can return them.’;

Exchangenoun

(obsolete) The thing given or received in return; especially, a publication exchanged for another.

Returnverb

To give in requital or recompense; to requite.

Exchangenoun

(biochemistry) The transfer of substances or elements like gas, amino-acids, ions etc. sometimes through a surface like a membrane.

Returnverb

(tennis) To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve.

‘The player couldn't return the serve because it was so fast.’;

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Exchangenoun

(finance) The difference between the values of money in different places.

Returnverb

(card games) To play a card as a result of another player's lead.

‘If one players plays a trump, the others must return a trump.’;

Exchangeverb

(transitive) To trade or barter.

‘I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.’;

Returnverb

(cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.

Exchangeverb

(transitive) To replace with, as a substitute.

‘I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.’; ‘Since his arrest, the mob boss has exchanged a mansion for a jail cell.’;

Returnverb

(transitive) To say in reply; to respond.

‘to return an answer;’; ‘to return thanks’;

Exchangenoun

The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain.

Returnverb

To relinquish control to the calling procedure.

Exchangenoun

The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.

Returnverb

To pass (data) back to the calling procedure.

‘This function returns the number of files in the directory.’;

Exchangenoun

The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another.

Returnverb

To retort; to throw back.

‘to return the lie’;

Exchangenoun

The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.

Returnverb

(transitive) To report, or bring back and make known.

‘to return the result of an election’;

Exchangenoun

A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.

Returnverb

To elect according to the official report of the election officers.

Exchangenoun

The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also, the institution which sets regulations and maintains the physical facilities of such a place; as, the New York Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this sense the word was at one time often contracted to 'change

Returnnoun

The act of returning.

‘I expect the house to be spotless upon my return.’;

Exchangeverb

To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; - usually followed by for before the thing received.

‘Exchange his sheep for shells, or wool for a sparking pebble or a diamond.’;

Returnnoun

A return ticket.

‘Do you want a one-way or a return?’;

Exchangeverb

To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.

‘And death for life exchanged foolishly.’; ‘To shift his beingIs to exchange one misery with another.’;

Returnnoun

An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect, or the act of returning it.

‘Last year there were 250 returns of this product, an improvement on the 500 returns the year before.’;

Exchangeverb

To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.

‘Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet.’;

Returnnoun

An answer.

‘a return to one's question’;

Exchangeverb

To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.

Returnnoun

An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, etc.; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.

‘election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold’;

Exchangenoun

chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another

Returnnoun

Gain or loss from an investment.

‘It yielded a return of 5%.’;

Exchangenoun

a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);

‘they had a bitter exchange’;

Returnnoun

: A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.

‘Hand in your return by the end of the tax year.’;

Exchangenoun

the act of changing one thing for another thing;

‘Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience’; ‘there was an exchange of prisoners’;

Returnnoun

(computing) A carriage return character.

Exchangenoun

the act of giving something in return for something received;

‘deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable’;

Returnnoun

(computing) The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure.

Exchangenoun

a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

Returnnoun

(computing) A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure.

Exchangenoun

a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

Returnnoun

A return valve.

‘The boiler technician had to cut out the heating return to access the safety valve.’;

Exchangenoun

(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;

‘after a short rally Connors won the point’;

Returnnoun

A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower.

Exchangenoun

reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries;

‘he earns his living from the interchange of currency’;

Returnnoun

(American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.

Exchangenoun

the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:

‘he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help’;

Returnnoun

(cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.

Exchangenoun

(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop;

‘black lost the exchange’;

Returnnoun

(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.

‘A facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.’;

Exchangenoun

(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value;

‘the endgame began after the exchange of queens’;

Returnverb

To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.

‘On their embattled ranks the waves return.’; ‘If they returned out of bondage, it must be into a state of freedom.’; ‘Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.’;

Exchangeverb

give to, and receive from, one another;

‘Would you change places with me?’; ‘We have been exchanging letters for a year’;

Returnverb

To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.

‘With the yearSeasons return; but not me returnsDay or the sweet approach of even or morn.’;

Exchangeverb

exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;

‘Could you convert my dollars into pounds?’; ‘He changed his name’; ‘convert centimeters into inches’; ‘convert holdings into shares’;

Returnverb

To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.

‘He said, and thus the queen of heaven returned.’;

Exchangeverb

change over, change around, or switch over

Returnverb

To revert; to pass back into possession.

‘And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.’;

Exchangeverb

hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;

‘exchange prisoners’; ‘exchange employees between branches of the company’;

Returnverb

To go back in thought, narration, or argument.

Exchangeverb

exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Returnverb

To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.

‘Both fled attonce, ne ever back returned eye.’;

Exchangenoun

an act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same kind) in return

‘negotiations should lead to an exchange of land for peace’; ‘opportunities for the exchange of information’;

Returnverb

To repay; as, to return borrowed money.

Exchangenoun

a visit or visits in which two people or groups from different countries stay with each other or do each other's jobs

‘an exchange visit to Germany’;

Returnverb

To give in requital or recompense; to requite.

‘The Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head.’;

Exchangenoun

the changing of money to its equivalent in the currency of another country

‘they provided me with currency exchange at competitive rates’;

Returnverb

To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.

Exchangenoun

a system or market in which commercial transactions involving currency, shares, etc. can be carried out within or between countries.

Returnverb

To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.

‘If you are a malicious reader, you return upon me, that I affect to be thought more impartial than I am.’;

Exchangenoun

a building or institution used for the trading of a particular commodity or commodities

‘the old Corn Exchange’;

Returnverb

To report, or bring back and make known.

‘And all the people answered together, . . . and Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.’;

Exchangenoun

a short conversation or an argument

‘there was a heated exchange’;

Returnverb

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.

Exchangenoun

short for telephone exchange

Returnverb

Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.

Exchangenoun

a move or short sequence of moves in which both players capture material of comparable value, or particularly the exchange in which one captures a rook in return for a knight or bishop.

Returnverb

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.

Exchangeverb

give something and receive something of the same kind in return

‘he exchanged a concerned glance with Stephen’; ‘we exchanged addresses’;

Returnverb

To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.

‘Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and return the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use.’;

Exchangeverb

give or receive one thing in place of another

‘we regret that tickets cannot be exchanged’; ‘I exchanged my overalls for a sober dark suit’;

Returnverb

To bat (the ball) back over the net.

Exchangeverb

exchange contracts.

Returnverb

To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.

Returnnoun

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.

‘At the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.’; ‘His personal return was most required and necessary.’;

Returnnoun

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.

‘You made my liberty your late request:Is no return due from a grateful breast?’;

Returnnoun

That which is returned.

‘I do expect returnOf thrice three times the value of this bond.’;

Returnnoun

An answer; as, a return to one's question.

‘The fruit from many days of recreation is very little; but from these few hours we spend in prayer, the return is great.’;

Returnnoun

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.

Returnnoun

The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.

Returnnoun

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.

Returnnoun

The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.

Returnnoun

document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability;

‘his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return’;

Returnnoun

a coming to or returning home;

‘on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party’;

Returnnoun

the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Returnnoun

getting something back again;

‘upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing’;

Returnnoun

the act of returning to a prior location;

‘they set out on their return to the base camp’;

Returnnoun

the income arising from land or other property;

‘the average return was about 5%’;

Returnnoun

happening again (especially at regular intervals);

‘the return of spring’;

Returnnoun

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one);

‘it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher’;

Returnnoun

the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Returnnoun

a reciprocal group action;

‘in return we gave them as good as we got’;

Returnnoun

a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player;

‘he won the point on a cross-court return’;

Returnnoun

(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

Returnnoun

the act of someone appearing again;

‘his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited’;

Returnverb

come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity

Returnverb

give back;

‘render money’;

Returnverb

go back to a previous state;

‘We reverted to the old rules’;

Returnverb

go back to something earlier;

‘This harks back to a previous remark of his’;

Returnverb

bring back to the point of departure

Returnverb

return in kind;

‘return a compliment’; ‘return her love’;

Returnverb

make a return;

‘return a kickback’;

Returnverb

answer back

Returnverb

be restored;

‘Her old vigor returned’;

Returnverb

pay back;

‘Please refund me my money’;

Returnverb

pass down;

‘render a verdict’; ‘deliver a judgment’;

Returnverb

elect again

Returnverb

be inherited by;

‘The estate fell to my sister’; ‘The land returned to the family’; ‘The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead’;

Returnverb

return to a previous position; in mathematics;

‘The point returned to the interior of the figure’;

Returnverb

give or supply;

‘The cow brings in 5 liters of milk’; ‘This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn’; ‘The estate renders some revenue for the family’;

Returnverb

submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority;

‘submit a bill to a legislative body’;

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