return address

noun

Definition of return address

:an address on an envelope or package that shows where the envelope or package should be returned to if it cannot be delivered
  • I forgot to put the return address on the envelope.

Word by Word Definitions

return play
  1. : to go back or come back again

  2. : to go back in thought, practice, or condition : revert

  3. : to pass back to an earlier possessor

  1. : the act of coming back to or from a place or condition

  2. : a regular or frequent returning : recurrence

  3. : the delivery of a legal order (such as a writ) to the proper officer or court

  1. : having or formed by a change of direction

  2. : doubled on itself

  3. : played, delivered, or given in return

address play
  1. : to mark directions for delivery on

  2. : to consign to the care of another (such as an agent or factor)

  3. : to direct the efforts or attention of (oneself)

  1. : a place where a person or organization may be communicated with

  2. : directions for delivery on the outside of an object (such as a letter or package)

  3. : the designation of place of delivery placed between the heading and salutation on a business letter


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