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Related to bounty: Mutiny on the Bounty, HMS Bounty

boun·ty

 (boun′tē)
n. pl. boun·ties
1. Liberality in giving.
2. Something given liberally.
3. 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.

[Middle English bounte, from Old French bonte, from Latin bonitās, goodness, from bonus, good; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

Bounty

(ˈbaʊntɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) a British naval ship commanded by Captain William Bligh, which was on a scientific voyage in 1789 between Tahiti and the West Indies when her crew mutinied

Bounty

(ˈbaʊntɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) a British naval ship commanded by Captain William Bligh, which was on a scientific voyage in 1789 between Tahiti and the West Indies when her crew mutinied

boun•ty

(ˈbaʊn ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a premium or reward, esp. one offered by a government.
2. a generous gift.
3. generosity.
[1200–50; Middle English b(o)unte < Anglo-French, Old French bonte, Old French bontet < Latin bonitātem]
boun′ty•less, adj.
syn: See bonus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bounty - payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the militarybounty - payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
reward - payment made in return for a service rendered
2.bounty - the property of copious abundancebounty - the property of copious abundance  
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
3.bounty - generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
4.Bounty - 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

bounty

noun (Literary)
1. generosity, charity, assistance, kindness, philanthropy, benevolence, beneficence, liberality, almsgiving, open-handedness, largesse or largess The aid organization would not allow such bounty.
2. abundance, plenty, exuberance, profusion, affluence, plenitude, copiousness, plenteousness autumn's bounty of fruits, seeds and berries
3. reward, present, grant, prize, payment, gift, compensation, bonus, premium, donation, recompense, gratuity, meed (archaic), largesse or largess They paid bounties for people to give up their weapons.

bounty

noun
A sum of money offered for a special service, such as the apprehension of a criminal:
Translations
كَرَم، جودهِبَةٌ، عَطِيَّةٌ
darštědrost
generøs gaveoverflod
palkkio
örlætivegleg gjöf
dóvanos
balvadāsnumsdevībavelte
cömertçe verilen hediyecömertlikeli açıklıkihsan

bounty

[ˈbaʊntɪ]
A. N
1. (= generosity) → generosidad f, munificencia f
2. (= reward) → recompensa f (Mil) → premio m de enganche
B. CPD bounty hunter Ncazarrecompensas mf inv

bounty

[ˈbaʊnti] n (= generosity) [person, nature] → générosité f; [season] → abondance f
(= reward) → prime fbounty hunter nchasseur m de primes

bounty

n
(= generosity)Freigebigkeit f; (of nature)reiche Fülle (geh)
(= gift)großzügige or reiche Gabe (geh)
(= reward money)Kopfgeld nt

bounty

:
bounty-fed
adj (Econ) → subventioniert
bounty hunter
nKopfgeldjäger(in) m(f)

bounty

[ˈbaʊntɪ] n (generosity) → liberalità, munificenza; (reward) → taglia

bounty

(ˈbaunti) noun
1. generosity in giving.
2. (plural ˈbounties) something given out of generosity.
References in classic literature ?
He proclaimed him- self an agnostic and was so absorbed in destroying the ideas of God that had crept into the minds of his neighbors that he never saw God manifesting himself in the little child that, half forgotten, lived here and there on the bounty of her dead mother's relatives.
Instinct had prompted her to put away her husband's bounty in casting off her allegiance.
We will load the back of this Mohican until he staggers under our bounty, and dispatch him after my young men.
He had shown himself wild, dissipated, addicted to low pleasures, little short of ruffianly in his propensities, and recklessly expensive, with no other resources than the bounty of his uncle.
The poor, as we have already said, whom she sought out to be the objects of her bounty, often reviled the hand that was stretched forth to succour them.
I wonder at the goodness of God; the generosity of my friends; the bounty of my lot.
The Sun that light imparts to all, receives From all his alimental recompence In humid exhalations, and at Even Sups with the Ocean: though in Heav'n the Trees Of life ambrosial frutage bear, and vines Yeild Nectar, though from off the boughs each Morn We brush mellifluous Dewes, and find the ground Cover'd with pearly grain: yet God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights, As may compare with Heaven; and to taste Think not I shall be nice.
The bounty of the spectators was acknowledged by the customary shouts of ``Love of Ladies Death of Champions Honour to the Generous Glory to the Brave
Where would the like of me get five shillings except by the bounty of the rich and noble?
Moreover, you must remember that the beauty I possess was no choice of mine, for, be it what it may, Heaven of its bounty gave it me without my asking or choosing it; and as the viper, though it kills with it, does not deserve to be blamed for the poison it carries, as it is a gift of nature, neither do I deserve reproach for being beautiful; for beauty in a modest woman is like fire at a distance or a sharp sword; the one does not burn, the other does not cut, those who do not come too near.
Pardon, from your royal bounty, for these my men who stand ready to serve you all your days
The shareholders are led on by the allurement of an enormous bounty, for they value these rich shipwrecks at five hundred millions.