bounty

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

boun·ty

noun \ˈban-tē\

: good things that are given or provided freely and in large amounts

: an amount of money given to someone as a reward for catching a criminal

plural bounties

Full Definition of BOUNTY

1
:  something that is given generously
2
:  liberality in giving :  generosity
3
:  yield especially of a crop
4
:  a reward, premium, or subsidy especially when offered or given by a government: as
a :  an extra allowance to induce entry into the armed services
b :  a grant to encourage an industry
c :  a payment to encourage the destruction of noxious animals
d :  a payment for the capture of or assistance in the capture of an outlaw

Examples of BOUNTY

  1. summer's bounty of plump tomatoes
  2. The cottage is filled with a bounty of fresh flowers.

Origin of BOUNTY

Middle English bounte goodness, from Anglo-French bunté, bountee, from Latin bonitat-, bonitas, from bonus good, from Old Latin duenos; akin to Sanskrit duva reverence, favor
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with BOUNTY

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