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bo·nus

 (bō′nəs)
n. pl. bo·nus·es
1. Something given or paid in addition to what is usual or expected.
2.
a. A sum of money or an equivalent given to an employee in addition to the employee's usual compensation.
b. A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.
3. A subsidy from a government to an industry.
4. A sum of money paid by a government to a war veteran.
5. A premium, as of stock, that is given by a corporation to another party, such as a purchaser of its securities.
6. 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.
7. 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.

[From Latin, good; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

bonus

(ˈbəʊnəs)
n
1. something given, paid, or received above what is due or expected: a Christmas bonus for all employees.
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) chiefly Brit an extra dividend allotted to shareholders out of profits
3. (Insurance) insurance Brit a dividend, esp a percentage of net profits, distributed to policyholders either annually or when the policy matures
4. Brit a slang word for a bribe
5. (Games, other than specified) (in Scrabble) the playing of all seven of a player's tiles in a single turn
vb, -nuses, -nusing, -nused, -nusses, -nussing or -nussed
(Games, other than specified) (intr) (in Scrabble) to play all seven of one's tiles in a single turn
[C18: from Latin bonus (adj) good]

bo•nus

(ˈboʊ nəs)

n., pl. -nus•es.
1. something given or paid over and above what is due.
2. a sum of money given in addition to regular pay, usu. for outstanding work.
3. a sum of money paid by a state or federal government to a veteran for war service, usu. based on length of service.
4. something extra or additional given freely.
[1765–75; < Latin: good]
syn: bonus, bounty, premium refer to a gift or an additional payment. A bonus is a gift to reward performance, paid either by an employer or by a government: a bonus based on salary; a soldier's bonus. A bounty is a public reward offered to stimulate interest in a specific purpose or undertaking and to encourage performance: a bounty for killing wolves. A premium is usu. something additional given as an inducement to buy, produce, or the like: a premium received with a magazine subscription.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonus - anything that tends to arousebonus - anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip"
positive stimulus - a stimulus with desirable consequences
2.bonus - an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
premium - a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.; "they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"
incentive program, incentive scheme - a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
dividend - a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
sales incentive - remuneration offered to a salesperson for exceeding some predetermined sales goal
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

bonus

noun
1. extra, benefit, commission, prize, gift, reward, premium, dividend, hand-out, perk (Brit. informal), bounty, gratuity, honorarium, boot money (informal) a special end-of-year bonus
2. advantage, benefit, gain, extra, plus, asset, perk (Brit. informal), icing on the cake Any better would be a bonus.

bonus

noun
A sum of money offered for a special service, such as the apprehension of a criminal:
Translations
زِيادَةٌ غَيْرُ مُتَوَقَّعَهعِلَاوَةعَلاوَه، إِكْرامِيَّه، مُكافأَه
prémieterno
bonus
bonus
bonus
külön juttatásprémium
aukaarîurbónushapp
ボーナス
보너스
dovanapremija
dāvanaprēmija
prémiaterno
dodatek
bonus
เงินโบนัส
primtatlı sürprizikramiyekâr payı
tiền thưởng

bonus

[ˈbəʊnəs]
A. N
1. (on wages) → prima f, bonificación f; (insurance etc) → gratificación f; (to shareholders) → dividendo m adicional
2. (fig) → ventaja f
B. CPD bonus point N (in game, quiz) → punto m extra
bonus scheme Nplan m de incentivos
bonus shares NPLacciones fpl gratuitas

bonus

[ˈbəʊnəs] n
(= advantage) → plus m, avantage m
[worker] → prime f, bonus mbonus ball n (in lottery)numéro m complémentairebonus point npoint m de bonusbonus question n (in quiz)question f bonusbonus scheme n (in company)système m de bonus

bonus

n
Prämie f; (for output, production also) → Zulage f; (= cost-of-living bonus)Zuschlag m; (= Christmas bonus)Gratifikation f; bonus schemePrämiensystem nt; bonus point (in game, quiz etc) → Bonuspunkt m
(Fin, on shares) → Extradividende f, → Sonderausschüttung f
(inf: = sth extra) → Zugabe f

bonus

[ˈbəʊnəs] n (on wages) → gratifica; (insurance) → dividendo (fig) → sovrappiù m
Christmas bonus → tredicesima

bonus

(ˈbəunəs) noun
1. an addition to the sum due as interest, dividend, or wages.
2. something unexpected or extra. The extra two days holiday was a real bonus.

bonus

عِلَاوَة prémie bonus Bonus μπόνους bonificación bonus prime bonus bonus ボーナス 보너스 bonus bonus premia bónus, bônus премия bonus เงินโบนัส prim tiền thưởng 奖金
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Shimerda: he was unable to meet a note which fell due on the first of November; had to pay an exorbitant bonus on renewing it, and to give a mortgage on his pigs and horses and even his milk cow.
All that is true, Senor Don Quixote," said Carrasco; "but I wish such fault-finders were more lenient and less exacting, and did not pay so much attention to the spots on the bright sun of the work they grumble at; for if aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus, they should remember how long he remained awake to shed the light of his work with as little shade as possible; and perhaps it may be that what they find fault with may be moles, that sometimes heighten the beauty of the face that bears them; and so I say very great is the risk to which he who prints a book exposes himself, for of all impossibilities the greatest is to write one that will satisfy and please all readers.
Of course we can't afford to take these structures down under a bonus of five hundred per cent upon the prime cost of our lot and plaster.
Bonus Accursius, as early as 1475-1480, printed the collection of these fables, made by Planudes, which, within five years afterwards, Caxton translated into English, and printed at his press in West- minster Abbey, 1485.
As straight as the winds let 'em, and I give a bonus for record passages.
Christmas bonuses are among the sample group most widespread in Croatia, where up to 44 percent of employees receive such a bonus, but the actual amount of the bonus itself is not so high.
Each of the state's 170 agencies sets its own bonus system, and the percentage of employees receiving a bonus fluctuates by year and agency.
Announcing the bonus shares at RIL's shareholder meet, its chairman Mukesh Ambani said, "On such an occasion (40th IPO anniversary) and in keeping with our founder's vision to share prosperity with all shareholders, the board has decided to recommend a bonus issue in the ratio of 1: 1.
Since New Hampshire law considers bonuses to be wages, employers must inform employees in writing at the time of hire of their eligibility for any bonus, along with their rate of pay and other terms and conditions of employment.
Besides Metro Manila, the bonus has been released in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Dubai: Those lucky enough to receive a company bonus may get excited at the prospect of a bumper pay packet during the "bonus season" in March and April, but the reality is that the majority of people in the UAE are using this extra cash to settle debt or pay bills.
According to Astbury Marsden the increase in bonus payouts would take the average bonus to GBP124,680.