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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A return to formerly enjoyed status or prosperity: The film star made an unexpected comeback.
  • n. A return to popularity: Wide ties are making a comeback this year.
  • n. The act of making up a deficit, as in a contest or game.
  • n. A reply, especially a quick witty one; a retort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.).
  • n. A retort or answer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity
  • n. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)


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