bonanza

noun
bo·​nan·​za | \ bə-ˈnan-zə How to pronounce bonanza (audio) \

Definition of bonanza

1 mining : an exceptionally large and rich mineral deposit (as of an ore, precious metal, or petroleum)
2a : something that is very valuable, profitable, or rewarding a box-office bonanza
b : a very large amount a bonanza of sympathy
c : extravaganza channels planning all-day viewing bonanzas— William Borders

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Big bird bonanza If further digs eventually reveal the bird’s beak, looking at its shape could provide more clues. Jenny Howard, National Geographic, "This toddler-size parrot was a prehistoric oddity," 6 Aug. 2019 The prospect of an energy jobs bonanza in a politically vital state stirred the interest of the White House. Keith Schneider, ProPublica, "West Virginia Bets Big on Plastics, and on Backing of Trump Administration," 31 July 2019 On the second evening of Prime Day, Amazon’s annual sales bonanza, Anne Marie Bressler received an email from Amazon that had nothing to do with the latest deals. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake," 19 July 2019 In Poland Law and Justice has splashed out on a welfare bonanza. The Economist, "The global crisis in conservatism," 4 July 2019 Once appointment viewing for political junkies and C-SPAN addicts, the face-off between contenders for their parties’ nominations became an unexpected ratings bonanza four years ago. Stephen Battaglio, latimes.com, "Will the Democratic presidential primary debates be a boom or bust for TV news?," 19 June 2019 So this bonanza does not begin when the largest shareholders are revealed on an S-1 filing just a few weeks before the actual IPO. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The 2019 IPO class headlined by Uber will create a ton of new wealth. Will the billions go to mansions or missions?," 20 Dec. 2018 Concerns about pre-existing conditions are not driving this bonanza. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "A Referendum on Trump," 31 Oct. 2018 Don’t have all the supplies for an outdoor bonanza? Kelsey Butler, USA TODAY, "Have a memorable backyard campout tomorrow: items you can order for delivery," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of bonanza

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bonanza

Spanish, literally, calm sea, from Medieval Latin bonacia, alteration of Latin malacia, from Greek malakia, literally, softness, from malakos soft

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bonanza

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bonanza

: something that produces very good results for someone or something
: a large amount of something valuable

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