- to give back or restore (especially money); repay.
- to make repayment to; reimburse.
- to make repayment.
- an act or instance of refunding.
- an amount refunded.
Origin of refund1
- to fund anew.
- to meet (a matured debt structure) by new borrowing, especially through issuance of bonds.
- to replace (an old issue) with a new one.
Origin of refund2
Related Words for refundeddischarged, paid, repaid, acquitted, renewed, revised, reconstituted, redeemed, reissued, reestablished, renegotiated
Examples from the Web for refunded
Contemporary Examples of refunded
If customers purchase the dress, the $482 fee will be dropped from their final bill, but if not, their deposit is not refunded.Is Sheryl Sandberg Dodging The Fashion Question?; Vera Wang Charges Dress Try-On Fee
The Fashion Beast Team
March 25, 2013
Historical Examples of refunded
And if the cat fall short in any of these particulars, a third of her price had to be refunded.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
The money could be refunded, and the costs paid—somehow that can all be managed.Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays)
My outlay, however, was all refunded from this appropriation.The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier
Charles E. Flandrau
It is but just to state that when this fact was discovered, by the committee the money was refunded.The Red Cross in Peace and War
It represents now, of course, a remnant of our war debt, not refunded.Honest Money
Arthur Isaac Fonda
- to give back (money), as when an article purchased is unsatisfactory
- to reimburse (a person)
- return of money to a purchaser or the amount so returned
Word Origin for refund
"to give back, restore," early 15c. (earlier "to pour back," late 14c.), from Old French refunder "restore" and directly from Latin refundere "give back, restore, return," literally "pour back, flow back," from re- "back" (see re-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Specifically of money from 1550s. Related: Refunded; refunding.
"a return of money paid," 1782, from refund (v.).