What does bounty mean?

Definitions for bounty
ˈbaʊn tiboun·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bounty.

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

Wiktionary

  1. bountynoun

    generosity

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

  2. bountynoun

    something given liberally

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

  3. bountynoun

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

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

  4. bountynoun

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

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

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. Ben Sasse:

    President Biden still clings to an insane fantasy that the Taliban is kinder and gentler, it’s nonsense. Haqqani is the Taliban’s new interior minister for precisely the same reason the FBI’s got a $5 million bounty on his head: he’s a bloodthirsty terrorist. He’s armed, dangerous, and running a country we just abandoned.

  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. 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.

  4. Nancy Northup:

    If this oppressive law takes effect, it will decimate abortion access in Texas -- and that's exactly what it is designed to do, the state has put a bounty on the head of any person or entity who so much as gives a patient money for an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before most people know they are pregnant. Worse, it will intimidate loved ones from providing support for fear of being sued.

  5. Richard Gisagara:

    They needed to keep it secret. The bounty on his head meant that if it went beyond that small family circle, there would have been a leak.

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Translations for bounty

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  • Heuer, Belohnung, Geschenk, Prämie, KopfgeldGerman
  • πριμοδότησηGreek
  • obsequio, recompensa, donación, regalo, presente, dádivaSpanish
  • palkkioFinnish
  • don, primeFrench
  • deolchaireIrish
  • इनामHindi
  • ricompensa, taglia, regalo, dono, premioItalian
  • 賞金, 奨励金Japanese
  • gave, presang, belønning, dusørNorwegian
  • вознаграждение, премия, награда, подарок, дарRussian
  • present, belöning, gåvaSwedish
  • เงินรางวัลThai
  • hediye, armağanTurkish
  • 賞金Chinese

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