American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something given or paid in addition to what is usual or expected.
- n. A sum of money or an equivalent given to an employee in addition to the employee's usual compensation.
- n. A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.
- n. A subsidy from a government to an industry.
- n. A sum of money paid by a government to a war veteran.
- n. A premium, as of stock, that is given by a corporation to another party, such as a purchaser of its securities.
- n. A sum of money that is paid by a corporation in excess of interest or royalties charged for the granting of a privilege or a loan to that corporation.
- n. Basketball An additional free throw awarded to a player who has been fouled when the opposing team has committed more than a specified number of fouls during a period of play.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something of the nature of an honorarium or voluntary additional compensation for a service or advantage; a sum given or paid over and above what is required to be paid or is regularly payable. A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company.
- To give or add a bonus to; promote by the payment of bonuses.
- n. Something extra that is good.
- n. An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee.
- n. uncountable, basketball One or more free throws awarded to a team when the opposing team has accumulated enough fouls.
- v. transitive To pay a bonus, premium
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a
bonusfor its charter.
- n. An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.
- n. Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.
- n. an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
- n. anything that tends to arouse
- From Latin bonus ("good"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, good. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even they must know that the word bonus comes from the Latin, meaning the "good" beyond the line of duty.”
“No matter that you had to plough through 80 pages of the report before encountering the word "bonus", the bleating of the CBI in apparent defeat suggested this was a document with its finger on the popular pulse.”
“And he came with an amazing number of what we call bonus bones, bones stuck to him from all kinds of other animals.”
“Another bonus is being able to change your schedule so you can sleep during the day and work when the sun is turned off.”
“My wife and kids ARE my best friends … and the bonus is my wife is my BREAST friend.”
“BUSH: Part of the tax relief plan also enabled people to have what they call bonus depreciation.”
“Corporations should respond, argued Luntz, not by curtailing bonuses but by banning the word "bonus.”
“Clark said that additional information on this package of changes is available on her website, including what she called a bonus program that allows developers to, for instance, ask for an exception on height zoning limits by conceding off-sets; like providing affordable housing units, more open space, or preserving a local landmark, etc.”
“He argues the meaning of the term "bonus" has been lost along the years.”
“Should we pry the bonus from the dead fingers of Wall Street? would make a profitable reality show to boot”
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