refund

1
[ verb ri-fuhnd, ree-fuhnd; noun ree-fuhnd ]
/ verb rɪˈfʌnd, ˈri fʌnd; noun ˈri fʌnd /

verb (used with object)

to give back or restore (especially money); repay.
to make repayment to; reimburse.

verb (used without object)

to make repayment.

noun

an act or instance of refunding.
an amount refunded.

Nearby words

  1. refugee capital,
  2. refugees,
  3. refugium,
  4. refulgence,
  5. refulgent,
  6. refund annuity,
  7. refundable,
  8. refurb,
  9. refurbish,
  10. refurbishment

Origin of refund

1
1350–1400; Middle English refunden (v.) < Latin refundere to pour back, equivalent to re- re- + fundere to pour; see found3

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British Dictionary definitions for nonrefundable

refund

verb (rɪˈfʌnd) (tr)

to give back (money), as when an article purchased is unsatisfactory
to reimburse (a person)

noun (ˈriːˌfʌnd)

return of money to a purchaser or the amount so returned
Derived Formsrefundable, adjectiverefunder, noun

Word Origin for refund

C14: from Latin refundere to pour back, from re- + fundere to pour

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Word Origin and History for nonrefundable
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