upon/on someone's return

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of upon/on someone's return

somewhat formal
: when someone returns or returned
  • Upon/on his return, he found a note taped to the door.
often + from
  • She became sick on her return from America.

Word by Word Definitions

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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


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