Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To give back, especially money; return or repay.
  • intransitive verb To make repayment.
  • noun A repayment of funds.
  • noun An amount repaid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fund again or anew, as a public debt.
  • noun Repayment; return of money.
  • To pour back.
  • To return in payment or compensation for what has been taken; repay; restore.
  • To resupply with funds; reimburse; indemnify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To fund again or anew; to replace (a fund or loan) by a new fund.
  • transitive verb R. & Obs. To pour back.
  • transitive verb To give back; to repay; to restore.
  • transitive verb obsolete To supply again with funds; to reimburse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To return (money) to (someone).
  • verb obsolete To supply again with funds; to reimburse.
  • verb obsolete, rare To pour back.
  • noun An amount of money returned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of returning money received previously
  • noun money returned to a payer
  • verb pay back

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English refunden, from Old French refunder, from Latin refundere : re-, re- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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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  • Contronymic in the sense: put funds in vs. give funds back.

    January 27, 2007