Definition of bounty
1 : something that is given generously nature's bounty
2 : liberality in giving : generosity
3 : yield especially of a crop this summer's bounty of tomatoes
4 : a reward, premium, or subsidy especially when offered or given by a government: such asa : an extra allowance to induce entry into the armed servicesb : a grant to encourage an industryc : a payment to encourage the destruction of noxious animals a bounty on coyotesd : a payment for the capture of or assistance in the capture of an outlaw had a bounty of $500 on his head
Examples of bounty in a Sentence
summer's bounty of plump tomatoes
The cottage is filled with a bounty of fresh flowers.
Recent Examples of bounty from the Web
Bounty from the gardens and greenhouse at 610 Magnolia will be featured at a Garden Cocktail Party at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Wine Studio.
The growing adoption of bug bounty programs at software companies is a slight tip of the scale in the other direction, offering compensation to researchers for their time, effort, and expertise.
An eccentric millionaire, who claims to have hidden gold and gems in the mountains of northern New Mexico, is considering calling off the legendary treasure hunt after a man died recently looking for the bounty.
The No. 14 overall selection that year, Jenkins spent three years in the system until the Saints' infamous bounty scandal forced Williams into a three-year NFL hiatus.
The staff considered raising the pay or changing the amount paid for snakes, but ultimately settled on keeping it the same: $8.10 an hour and a sliding scale bounty based on the size of the snake.
The hacker stole a number of shows and movies from multiple studios during that incident, and initially threatened the post-production vendor directly, demanding ransom payments to not release any of the bounty.
After an hours-long wait for Hutchinson to appear, the two bounty hunters approached Tuesday evening.
New video shows a deadly shootout involving two bounty hunters inside a Texas car dealership.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
BOUNTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bounty for English Language Learners
: 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
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Legal Definition of bounty
1 : generosity in bestowing gifts especially by will
2 : a reward, premium, or subsidy especially offered by a government
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