What does gratuity mean?

Definitions for gratuity
grəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-gra·tu·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratuity, tip, pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh(noun)

    a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

  2. gratuity(noun)

    an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation


  1. gratuity(Noun)

    A reward, service, or payment provided freely, without obligation.

  2. gratuity(Noun)

    (common usage) An additional charge placed for services rendered; see also: service fee.

  3. Origin: From gratuite (French gratuité), from gratuitas, from gratuitus; see gratuitous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratuity(noun)

    something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present

  2. Gratuity(noun)

    something voluntarily given in return for a favor or service, as a recompense or acknowledgment

  3. Origin: [F. gratuit, or LL. gratuitas.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gratuity

    gra-tū′i-ti, n. a present: an acknowledgment of service, generally pecuniary.—adj. Gratū′itous, done or given for nothing: voluntary: without reason, ground, or proof.—adv. Gratū′itously. [Fr.,—Low L. gratuitatem—L. gratus.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gratuity

    An allowance to officers of the British service in the Indian army, varying with their rank. This and other allowances, such as batta, tentage, etc., had been granted for the purpose of augmenting an officer’s emoluments in India, without giving him a claim to a higher rate of net paper when on furlough in England. Gratuities are allowed to officers in the French service at the beginning of a campaign.

How to pronounce gratuity?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gratuity in a Sentence

  1. Tamlynn Yoder:

    I brought it out, put it in the car, we received the payment. There was no gratuity. I got upset. I posted a post on Facebook about the church not leaving a gratuity tip.

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