refund

1
[verb ri-fuhnd, ree-fuhnd; noun ree-fuhnd]

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

Related forms

refund

2
[ree-fuhnd]

verb (used with object)

to fund anew.
Finance.
  1. to meet (a matured debt structure) by new borrowing, especially through issuance of bonds.
  2. to replace (an old issue) with a new one.

Origin of refund

2
First recorded in 1855–60; re- + fund

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British Dictionary definitions for refund

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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