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Dictionary Definition

bounty

Noun

1 payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military [syn: premium]
2 the property of copious abundance [syn: amplitude, bountifulness]
3 generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely [syn: bounteousness]
4 a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutineed against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat [syn: H.M.S. Bounty]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From bonte (French: bonté), goodness, from bonitatem, goodness, from bonus good.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈbaʊnti/, /"baUnti/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnti

Noun

  1. generosity
  2. something given liberally
  3. A reward for some specific act, especially one given by a government or authority
  4. formerly, money paid to volunteers for serving in the British navy in time of war

Translations

generosity
  • Chinese traditional/simplified: 慷慨, 慷慨 (kāng kài)
  • French: bonté
  • Greek: γενναιοδωρία
  • Russian: щедрость (ščédrost')
something given liberally
  • Chinese traditional/simplified: 大方, 大方 (dà fāng)
  • French: don
  • Russian: дар (dar)
reward
pay to naval volunteers
  • Chinese traditional/simplified: 獎金, 奖金 (jiǎng jīn)
  • French: prime

Extensive Definition

Bounty may refer to:
  • Bounty (reward), an amount of money or other reward offered by an organization for the capture of a person or thing
In transportation:
  • HMAV Bounty, an 18th century British Royal Navy ship, and its replicas
In geography:
In film, television, and radio:
In other fields:
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See also

bounty in German: Bounty
bounty in French: Bounty
bounty in Croatian: Bounty
bounty in Italian: Bounty
bounty in Lithuanian: Bounty
bounty in Dutch: Bounty
bounty in Polish: Bounty
bounty in Russian: Баунти
bounty in Finnish: Bounty
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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