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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military;
[syn: bounty, premium]

2. the property of copious abundance;
[syn: amplitude, bountifulness, bounty]

3. generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely;
[syn: bounty, bounteousness]

4. a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat;
[syn: Bounty, H.M.S. Bounty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bounty \Boun"ty\, n.; pl. Bounties. [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bont['e], fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence. [1913 Webster] My bounty is as boundless as the sea. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is given generously or liberally. "Thy morning bounties." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 4. A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures. [1913 Webster] Bounty jumper, one who, during the latter part of the Civil War, enlisted in the United States service, and deserted as soon as possible after receiving the bounty. [Collog.] Queen Anne's bounty (Eng. Hist.), a provision made in Queen Anne's reign for augmenting poor clerical livings. [1913 Webster] Syn: Munificence; generosity; beneficence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bounty n 1: payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military [syn: bounty, premium] 2: the property of copious abundance [syn: amplitude, bountifulness, bounty] 3: generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely [syn: bounty, bounteousness] 4: a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat [syn: Bounty, H.M.S. Bounty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "bounty": Trinkgeld, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, annuity, assistance, award, beneficence, bigheartedness, bonus, bonus system, bounteousness, bountifulness, bribe, charitableness, charity, consideration, depletion allowance, dole, donative, double time, easy purse strings, endowment, fee, fellowship, financial assistance, free hand, freedom, freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, fringe benefit, generosity, generousness, gift, givingness, goodness, graciousness, grant, grant-in-aid, gratuity, gravy, grease, great heart, greatheartedness, guaranteed annual income, help, honorarium, hospitality, incentive pay, inducement, lagniappe, largeheartedness, largeness, largess, largesse, liberality, liberalness, magnanimity, munificence, old-age insurance, open hand, open heart, openhandedness, openheartedness, overtime pay, palm oil, pecuniary aid, pension, perks, perquisite, perquisites, philanthropy, pourboire, premium, present, price support, public assistance, public welfare, relief, retirement benefits, reward, salve, scholarship, solatium, something extra, sportula, stipend, subsidization, subsidy, subvention, support, sweetener, tax benefit, tip, unselfishness, welcome, welfare, welfare aid, welfare payments
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BOUNTY. A sum of money or other thing, given, generally by' the government, to certain persons, for some service they have done or are about to do to the public. As bounty upon the culture of silk; the bounty given to an enlisted soldier; and the like. It differs from a reward, which is generally applied to particular cases; and from a payment, as there is no contract on the part of the receiver of the bounty.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

BOUNTY, n. The liberality of one who has much, in permitting one who has nothing to get all that he can. A single swallow, it is said, devours ten millions of insects every year. The supplying of these insects I take to be a signal instance of the Creator's bounty in providing for the lives of His creatures. Henry Ward Beecher