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
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.
Ford said the first two men initially represented themselves as federal agents but may have been bounty hunters.
The container also included a bounty of strawberry butter, which most likely will be repurposed for multiple breakfasts tbd.
Sprig, which cooked its own meals in-house and delivered them with drivers, was part of a bounty of such services that sprung up a few years ago, when venture funding for on-demand startups was strong.
There were scoundrels and hucksters, booms and busts, senseless killing in sublime landscapes and a tragic belief in the inexhaustible bounty of nature.
The internet's weird beauty bounty continues to deliver.
But to sustain a population of Jawas, Tuskens, farm boys, and bounty hunters, the planet would need some bodies of water.
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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
BOUNTY Defined for Kids
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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