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bo·nan·za

 (bə-năn′zə)
n.
1. A rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore.
2. A source of great wealth or prosperity.

[Spanish, from Medieval Latin bonacia, calm sea, blend of Latin bonus, good; see deu- in Indo-European roots, and Medieval Latin malacia, calm sea (from Greek malakiā, from malakos, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]

bonanza

(bəˈnænzə)
n
1. a source, usually sudden and unexpected, of luck or wealth
2. (Mining & Quarrying) US and Canadian a mine or vein rich in ore
[C19: from Spanish, literally: calm sea, hence, good luck, from Medieval Latin bonacia, from Latin bonus good + malacia dead calm, from Greek malakia softness]

bo•nan•za

(bəˈnæn zə, boʊ-)

n., pl. -zas.
1. a rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
2. a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall.
[1835–45, Amer.; < Sp: literally, smooth sea (hence, good luck, rich vein of ore), akin to Medieval Latin bonacia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonanza - an especially rich vein of precious ore
mineral vein, vein - a layer of ore between layers of rock
2.bonanza - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens

bonanza

noun boom, jackpot, windfall, boon, good fortune, winning streak, stroke of luck The expected sales bonanza hadn't materialised.
Translations
velký zisk
boom
uppgangur, uppgangstímabil
aukso kasyklos
peļņas pieaugumszelta bedre’
veľký zisk
kâr artışı

bonanza

[bəˈnænzə] N (fig) (in profits) → bonanza f

bonanza

[bəˈnænzə] n
(= windfall) → aubaine f
(= boom) → boom m

bonanza

n
(US, Min) → reiche Erzader
(fig)Goldgrube f; the oil bonanzader Ölboom
adj attr yearBoom-

bonanza

[bəˈnænzə] nperiodo di boom

bonanza

(bə`nanzə) noun
a sudden increase (in profits etc). Shop keepers in seaside towns enjoy a bonanza in hot summers.
References in classic literature ?
The Bonanza king of the Black Forest lives to a good old age, blessed with the love of his wife and of his twenty-seven children, and the still sweeter envy of everybody around.
At twenty-two he went West, in the vague hope of possessing a bonanza farm; then he swung back into telegraphy, and in a few years found himself in the Government Mail Service at Washington.
Then it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus Charlie, another Indian, arrived in a canoe at Forty Mile, went straight to the gold commissioner, and recorded three claims and a discovery claim on Bonanza Creek.
Over beyond Bonanza that was Rabbit Creek," the squaw-man went on.
The caretaker was a harpooner who intended sailing next voyage on the whale ship Bonanza.
The harpooner and I wept with him, and swore that all three of us would ship on the whaleship Bonanza, win a big pay-day, and, still together, make a pilgrimage to Edinburgh and lay our store of money in the dear lady's lap.
We travel up Klondike, up Bonanza and Eldorado, over to Indian River, to Sulphur Creek, to Dominion, back across divide to Gold Bottom and to Too Much Gold, and back to Dawson.
Bonanza and Eldorado Kings, with money to burn, were leaving for the Outside because they could buy no grub.
demanded Matthewson, a Bonanza King, he of the seven hundred vaunt.
It takes a great many quarter sections to make a bonanza farm.
Year after year they scratched it and took out bonanza crops.
The bonanza farmers are all gone now, thank the Lord, and here's where we small farmers come into our own.