Definitions for bountyˈbaʊn ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boun•ty*ˈbaʊn ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a premium or reward, esp. one offered by a government.

  2. a generous gift.

  3. generosity.

* Syn: See bonus.

Origin of bounty:

1200–50; ME b(o)unte < AF, OF bonte, OF bontet < L bonitātem

boun′ty•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bounty, premium(noun)

    payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

  2. amplitude, bountifulness, bounty(noun)

    the property of copious abundance

  3. bounty, bounteousness(noun)

    generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

  4. Bounty, H.M.S. Bounty(noun)

    a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

Wiktionary

  1. bounty(Noun)

    generosity

  2. bounty(Noun)

    something given liberally

  3. bounty(Noun)

    A reward for some specific act, especially one given by a government or authority

  4. bounty(Noun)

    formerly, money paid to volunteers for serving in the British navy in time of war

  5. Origin: bounté, bonté (French: bonté), from bonitatem, accusative singular of bonitas, from bonus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bounty(noun)

    goodness, kindness; virtue; worth

  2. Bounty(noun)

    liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence

  3. Bounty(noun)

    that which is given generously or liberally

  4. Bounty(noun)

    a premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures

Freebase

  1. Bounty

    When the Lucian Alliance puts a bounty on SG-1's heads, Cameron Mitchell finds himself a target while attending his high school reunion.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bounty(noun)

generosity in giving.

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