Synonyms for bounty

Grammar : Noun
Spell : boun-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbaʊn ti

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Définition of bounty

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "generosity," from Old French bonte "goodness" (12c., Modern French bonté), from Latin bonitatem (nominative bonitas) "goodness," from bonus "good" (see bene-). Sense of "gift bestowed by a sovereign or the state" led to extended senses of "gratuity to a military recruit" (1702) and "reward for killing or taking a criminal or enemy" (1764).
  • I do ... promise, that there shall be paid ... the following several and respective premiums and Bounties for the prisoners and Scalps of the Enemy Indians that shall be taken or killed .... ["Papers of the Governor of Pennsylvania," 1764]
  • noun bonus; compensation
Example sentences :
  • By working shoulder to shoulder, together we can increase the bounty of all.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • If I succeed in this I shall doubtless be able to seize more of His bounty.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • He was the complete idler, living on his Uncle's bounty, and making no return for it.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • For me, all bounty is too late; but my children—to-morrow they may have no mother.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For myself, your majesty's bounty has left me nothing to wish.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I must confesse I am infinitely obliged to your Honner's bounty.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He has none but what is received from royal and paternal munificence and bounty.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete » by Lewis Goldsmith
  • As a rule, the bounty of this admission was bestowed upon poor artists.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • That was161 my benefactor's way of reminding me of my dependence on his bounty.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • Then, there were at court many gentlemen who had some claim or other upon His Majesty's bounty.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for bounty

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