• (British) IPA: /ˈbəʊ.nəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈboʊ.nəs/

bonus (plural bonuses)

  1. Something extra that is good; an added benefit.
  2. An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee or to a shareholder.
    The employee of the week receives a bonus for his excellent work.
  3. (video games) An addition to the player's score based on performance, e.g. for time remaining.
    • 1988, David Powell, Rygar (video game review) in Your Sinclair issue 25
      Spend the time killing things and there's a bonus for each hit - but only for fatalities notched up since the start of your current life.
  4. (basketball) One or more free throws awarded to a team when the opposing team has accumulated enough fouls.
Translations Translations Verb

bonus (bonuses, present participle bonusing; past and past participle bonused)

  1. (transitive) To pay a bonus, premium

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