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bounty

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

Simple Definition of bounty

  • : 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

Full Definition of bounty

plural bounties

  1. 1 :  something that is given generously

  2. 2 :  liberality in giving :  generosity

  3. 3 :  yield especially of a crop

  4. 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

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Rhymes with bounty


BOUNTY Defined for Kids

bounty

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

Definition of bounty

plural boun·ties

  1. 1 :  generosity 1 <acts of bounty>

  2. 2 :  things given in generous amounts <the bounty of nature>

  3. 3 :  money given as a reward <The sheriff offered a bounty for the bandit's capture.>





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