What does Bounty mean?

Definitions for Bounty
ˈbaʊn tiboun·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bounty, premiumnoun

    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, bountynoun

    the property of copious abundance

  3. bounty, bounteousnessnoun

    generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

  4. Bounty, H.M.S. Bountynoun

    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


  1. bountynoun


  2. bountynoun

    something given liberally

  3. bountynoun

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

  4. bountynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BOUNTYnoun

    Etymology: bonté, Fr.

    We do not so far magnify her exceeding bounty, as to affirm, that she bringeth into the world the sons of men, adorned with gorgeous attire. Richard Hooker, b. iii. § 4.

    If you knew to whom you shew this honour,
    I know you would be prouder of the work,
    Than customary bounty can enforce you. William Shakespeare.

    Such moderation with thy bounty join,
    That thou may’st nothing give, that is not thine. John Denham.

    Those godlike men, to wanting virtue kind,
    Bounty well plac’d preferr’d, and well design’d,
    To all their titles. John Dryden, Juv. sat v.

    Tell a miser of bounty to a friend, or mercy to the poor, and he will not understand it. South.

    Her majesty did not see this assembly so proper to excite charity and compassion; though I question not but her royal, bounty will extend itself to them. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 105.


  1. Bounty

    Bounty is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Dean Brody. It was released in August 2013 as the first single from his fourth studio album, Crop Circles. The song features guest vocals from Lindi Ortega.


  1. bounty

    A bounty is a sum of money or reward offered by a government, organization or individual as an incentive for the accomplishment of a task or mission, often related to capturing or eliminating a person or object. It can also refer to a generous amount or abundance of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bountynoun

    goodness, kindness; virtue; worth

  2. Bountynoun

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

  3. Bountynoun

    that which is given generously or liberally

  4. Bountynoun

    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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bounty

    bown′ti, n. liberality in bestowing gifts: the gift bestowed: money offered as an inducement to enter the army, or as a premium to encourage any branch of industry.—adjs. Boun′teous, Boun′tiful, liberal in giving: generous.—advs. Boun′teously, Boun′tifully.—ns. Boun′teousness, Boun′tifulness; Boun′tihood.—Lady Bountiful, a character in Farquhar's Beaux' Stratagem, now used for the great lady of any district. [O. Fr. bontet (bonté), goodness—L. bonitatembonus—good.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bounty

    A sum of money given by government, authorized by act of parliament or royal proclamation, to men who voluntarily enter into the army or navy; and the widow of such volunteer seaman killed or drowned in the service was entitled to a bounty equal to a year's pay.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bounty

    A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bounty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bounty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Bounty in a Sentence

  1. Johnson:

    It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.

  2. Carlyle:

    It is no very good symptom, either of nations or individuals, that they deal much in vaticination. Happy men are full of the present, for its bounty suffices them; and wise men also, for its duties engage them. Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.

  3. Katie Moussouris:

    It's great that DHS is working with hackers and welcoming their findings ; however, time-bound bug bounty programs do not deliver consistent security improvements, it's time to mature government vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs towards measurable security outcomes.

  4. Stew Peters:

    I think it’s a bit ridiculous to need a degree, you learn to be a cop by being a cop and you don’t learn to be a bounty hunter in a classroom, either. The bounty hunter added that there should be more initial field training as a requirement. Warrant service is easily the most dangerous part of law enforcement.

  5. Warren Buffett:

    What has happened is that despite this incredible bounty, millions and millions and millions of Americans have been left behind, the game has been stacked in their direction. That is a primary reason... why I am going to be so delighted when Secretary Clinton takes the oath of office.

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  • Belohnung, Heuer, Kopfgeld, Prämie, GeschenkGerman
  • πριμοδότησηGreek
  • obsequio, donación, regalo, dádiva, recompensa, presenteSpanish
  • palkkioFinnish
  • don, primeFrench
  • deolchaireIrish
  • इनामHindi
  • premio, dono, regalo, taglia, ricompensaItalian
  • 賞金, 奨励金Japanese
  • presang, dusør, gave, belønningNorwegian
  • премия, вознаграждение, дар, подарок, наградаRussian
  • belöning, gåva, presentSwedish
  • เงินรางวัลThai
  • hediye, armağanTurkish
  • 賞金Chinese

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