from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Liberality in giving.
- n. Something that is given liberally.
- n. A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. generosity
- n. something given liberally
- n. A reward for some specific act, especially one given by a government or authority
- n. formerly, money paid to volunteers for serving in the British navy in time of war
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.
- n. Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
- n. That which is given generously or liberally.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Goodness; virtue.
- n. Liberality in bestowing gifts and favors; generosity; munificence.
- n. A favor bestowed with a benevolent disposition; that which is given bounteously; a free gift: as, “thy morning bounties,”
- n. A premium or reward; specifically, a premium offered by a government to induce men to enlist into the public service, or to encourage some branch of industry, as husbandry, manufactures, or commerce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
- n. generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
- n. 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
- n. the property of copious abundance
Over coffee the other day, Mr. Chanler said he did not much care for the term bounty hunter.
The Goodman asked a blessing and then heaped the trenchers high with what he called the bounty of the Lord.
And he said the collection firms, which he calls bounty hunters, have been bullies.
The leaves are falling and the autumnal bounty is hitting our tables.
BTW, I think Palin's $150 for a foreleg bounty is silly.
The story of Sir Fred Goodwin and his retirement bounty is exactly why the Banking system in this country cannot carry on as at present.
When the State intervenes more and more, when the political bounty is bigger, more corruption happens.
This little old lady, all gristle and smiles, made a good living from an enormous impenetrable swamp, trapping coyotes for 25 dollars in bounty and 25 dollars from pelts.
On this Thanksgiving, your table's bounty is the product of many workers, from the turkey farmer to the sweet potato grower to the cannery worker and the grocery clerk.
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