from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give back, especially money; return or repay: refunded the purchase price.
- intransitive v. To make repayment.
- n. A repayment of funds.
- n. An amount repaid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To return (money) to (someone).
- v. To supply again with funds; to reimburse.
- v. To pour back.
- n. An amount of money returned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fund again or anew; to replace (a fund or loan) by a new fund.
- transitive v. To pour back.
- transitive v. To give back; to repay; to restore.
- transitive v. To supply again with funds; to reimburse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour back.
- To return in payment or compensation for what has been taken; repay; restore.
- To resupply with funds; reimburse; indemnify.
- n. Repayment; return of money.
- To fund again or anew, as a public debt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of returning money received previously
- n. money returned to a payer
- v. pay back
Middle English refunden, from Old French refunder, from Latin refundere : re-, re- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin refundere; prefix re- re- + fundere to pour: compare French refondre, refonder. See fuse to melt, and compare refound to cast again, and refuse. (Wiktionary)