bounty

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

Definition of bounty

plural

bounties

  1. 1 :  something that is given generously nature's bounty

  2. 2 :  liberality in giving :  generosity

  3. 3 :  yield especially of a crop this summer's bounty of tomatoes

  4. 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

  1. summer's bounty of plump tomatoes

  2. The cottage is filled with a bounty of fresh flowers.

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 century

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BOUNTY Defined for English Language Learners

bounty

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

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


BOUNTY Defined for Kids

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

Definition of bounty for Students

plural

bounties

  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.


Law Dictionary

bounty

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noun boun·ty \ˈbau̇n-tē\

Legal Definition of bounty

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bounties

  1. 1 :  generosity in bestowing gifts especially by will

  2. 2 :  a reward, premium, or subsidy especially offered by a government



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