refund

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English refunden, refounden, from Old French refondre, refonder, refunder (to restore; pay back), from Latin refundere; prefix re- (re-) + fundere (to pour): compare French refondre, refonder. See fuse (to melt), and compare refound (to cast again), and refuse.

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refund (third-person singular simple present refunds, present participle refunding, simple past and past participle refunded)

  1. (transitive) To return (money) to (someone); to reimburse.
    If you find this computer for sale anywhere at a lower price, we'll refund you the difference.
    • L'Estrange
      A governor, that had pillaged the people, was [] sentenced to refund what he had wrongfully taken.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To supply again with funds.
    to refund a railroad loan
  3. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To pour back.
    • Ray
      Were the humours of the eye tinctured with any colour, they would refund that colour upon the object.

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refund (plural refunds)

  1. An amount of money returned.
    If the camera is faulty, you can return it to the store where you bought it for a refund.

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