bounty
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbaʊnti/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbaʊn(t)i/
Noun

bounty

  1. (uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act#Noun|act of generosity.
    Synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounteousness, bountihood
    Antonyms: frugality, parsimony, sparingness, stinginess
    • 1831 October 30, [Mary Shelley], chapter VIII, in Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus (Standard Novels; IX), 3rd edition, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, […], OCLC 858441409 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.000011593191;view=1up;seq=91 page 73]:
      She embraced Elizabeth and said in a voice of half-suppressed emotion, "Farewell, sweet lady, dearest Elizabeth, my beloved and only friend; may heaven, in its bounty, bless and preserve you; may this be the last misfortune that you will ever suffer! Live, and be happy, and make others so."
  2. (countable) Something give#Verb|given liberally; a gift#Noun|gift.
    Synonyms: boon, gratuity
  3. (countable) A reward#Noun|reward for some specific act, especially one given by an authority or a government.
    1. (specifically) A monetary reward for capture#Verb|capturing (or, in the past, kill#Verb|killing) a person accused or convict#Verb|convicted of a crime and who is at large; also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is dangerous or cause#Verb|causing a nuisance.
    2. (military, historical) Money pay#Verb|paid to a person when becoming a member of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service#Noun|service therein.
  4. (countable, figuratively) An abundance or wealth.
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