refund

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v refund pay back "Please refund me my money"
    • n refund the act of returning money received previously
    • n refund money returned to a payer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Refund To fund again or anew; to replace (a fund or loan) by a new fund; as, to refund a railroad loan.
    • Refund To give back; to repay; to restore. "A governor, that had pillaged the people, was . . . sentenced to refund what he had wrongfully taken."
    • Refund To pour back. "Were the humors of the eye tinctured with any color, they would refund that color upon the object."
    • Refund To supply again with funds; to reimburse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • refund To pour back.
    • refund To return in payment or compensation for what has been taken; repay; restore.
    • refund To resupply with funds; reimburse; indemnify.
    • n refund Repayment; return of money.
    • refund To fund again or anew, as a public debt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Refund rē-fund′ to repay: to restore: to return what has been taken
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Quotations

  • Carol Evertt
    Carol Evertt
    “Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund.”
  • F. J. Raymond
    F. J. Raymond
    “Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. refundere,; pref. re-, re- + fundere, to pour: cf. F. refondre, refonder,. See Fuse to melt, and cf. Refound to cast again, 1st Refuse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. refundĕre, refusumre-, back, fundĕre, to pour.

Usage

In literature:

Your money is refunded every time if you are not satisfied.
"How Department Stores Are Carried On" by W. B. Phillips
Shelby and Sevier pledged themselves to refund the money, or to have the act legalized by the legislature.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
If I have had more it shall be refunded.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
Sir George Caswall was expelled the House, and ordered to refund L250,000.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
You will be able to refund to me what I advanced to you as a loan.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
So, despite her mother's promises, despite George Riley's hopes, Rosie knew perfectly well that her savings would never be refunded.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
My lawyers tell me you ought to refund the interest as well, but Winifred may content herself with the principal.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The money will doubtless be refunded at New York.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
Shouldn't have taken a refund, but Sean here insisted.
"Assignment's End" by Roger Dee
You know as well as I do the utter impracticability of my refunding any part of the money I owe you at present.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol XXXIII, No. 6, December 1848" by Various
Most of it was sold in the West and South and we hope to refund all the money in the course of time.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
For this service they charged an extra halfpenny, which was refunded when the empty spool was returned.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
You'd never have to refund a dollar.
"Clover and Blue Grass" by Eliza Calvert Hall
Having disentangled David, refunded his losses, and set him going again in a small way, Evert had come southward.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
I immediately refunded the two hundred crowns.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
All belligerents to renounce indemnities; contributions exacted during the war to be refunded.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Of course I am going to refund you the money.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
I'd totally forgotten the U.S. Treasury was holding its quarterly refunding that day.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Bonaparte at once summoned Lannes, rated him soundly, and commanded him immediately to refund the money.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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In poetry:

I was advis'd a thousand times, or more,
What I extorted, to refund again,
But rather than I wou'd a mite restore,
I chose to suffer here eternal pain.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The refund settlement includes 2010 and 2011, as taxed entities are allowed to ask for adjustments on the current year and two years prior.
Where's my $65,000 tax refund.
Cooperative refunding $579,000 in capital credits.
A Planada resident was sentenced Monday to 11 months in prison for filing false federal tax refund claims.
Susan Fuhrman's husband is sick, and she can't get a straight answer from United Airlines about her refund request.
I've seen airlines balk at refunding tickets even when they're shown a death certificate.
Airfare refunds that take forever.
Spirit Airlines has relented and refunded an unhappy customer's airfare , despite claiming that it would not bow to the media pressure and return the $197.
Make movie or refund $50,000.
Make movie or refund $50K.
Make allowance to refund taxpayers.
We were having troubles with getting our tax refund back since January.
American Express is refunding $85 million to about 250,000 customers and is paying $27.5 million in civil fines.
Area students reap millions in Pell refunds.
Republican congressman Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) is still pursuing an appeal that asks the state to refund more than $350,000 of the $1.4 million in back taxes and penalties he was assessed in 2008.
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In science:

In this approach, conditional probability is introduced as the fair price of a lottery ticket that is refunded if the condition turns out to be false.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Formally, let D and E be events, and let $q be the price of a lottery ticket that pays $1 if both D and E are true, and $q (thus refunding the original price) if D is false.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
This means that at t = 0, the agent is willing to buy a ticket for $P0(E |Q) that pays $1 if both Q and E are true, and refunds the ticket price if Q is false.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
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