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gra·tu·i·ty

 (grə-to͞o′ĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. gra·tu·i·ties
A favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service.

[French gratuité, from Old French gratuite, from Medieval Latin grātuītās, probably from Latin grātuītus, voluntary; see gratuitous.]

gratuity

(ɡrəˈtjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Commerce) a gift or reward, usually of money, for services rendered; tip
2. something given without claim or obligation
3. (Military) military a financial award granted for long or meritorious service

gra•tu•i•ty

(grəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a gift of money above payment due for service; tip.
2. something given without claim or demand.
[1515–25; < Middle French gratuite < Latin grātuī(tus) gratuitous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gratuity - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)gratuity - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
fringe benefit, perk, perquisite - an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
Christmas box - a present given at Christmas for services during the year
2.gratuity - an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation
prize, award - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

gratuity

noun tip, present, gift, reward, bonus, donation, boon, bounty, recompense, perquisite, baksheesh, benefaction, pourboire (French), bonsela (S. African), largesse or largess The porter expects a gratuity.

gratuity

noun
A material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service:
Translations
عِلاوَه، مِنْحَه
odměnaspropytné
drikkepenge
òjónustugjald
arbatpinigiaibe jokios priežastiesgautas dykainepagrįstainepagrįstumas
dzeramnauda

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪtɪ] N
1. (frm) (= tip) → propina f
2. (Brit) (Mil) → gratificación f

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪti] npourboire m

gratuity

nGratifikation f, → (Sonder)zuwendung f; (form: = tip) → Trinkgeld nt

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪtɪ] n (Mil) → indennità f inv di congedo (frm) (tip) → mancia

gratuity

(grəˈtjuəti) plural graˈtuities noun
a small sum of money given as a reward for good service; a tip.
graˈtuitous adjective
1. (derogatory) done, said etc without good reason or excuse or when not wanted. gratuitous insults.
2. done, given etc without payment. gratuitous advice.
graˈtuitously adverb
graˈtuitousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Thank you, sir,' said he, and would have returned the base gratuity.
Having seen Jacopo fairly out of the harbor, Dantes proceeded to make his final adieus on board The Young Amelia, distributing so liberal a gratuity among her crew as to secure for him the good wishes of all, and expressions of cordial interest in all that concerned him.
She heard Jonathan Kail's heavy footsteps up and down the stairs till he had done placing the luggage, and heard him express his thanks for the ale her husband took out to him, and for the gratuity he received.
We are getting used to tidy, noiseless waiters, who glide hither and thither, and hover about your back and your elbows like butterflies, quick to comprehend orders, quick to fill them; thankful for a gratuity without regard to the amount; and always polite--never otherwise than polite.
A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
A rather good-looking Ouled-Nail was dancing, and, perceiving Tarzan's European clothes, and scenting a generous gratuity, she threw her silken handkerchief upon his shoulder, to be rewarded with a franc.
For in those days many of the colleges and monasteries on the Continent kept certain days for arguments upon subjects of philosophy "for which, if the champion opposes with any dexterity, he can gain a gratuity in money, a dinner, and a bed for one night.
He drew a moral on this occasion from his own gratuity.
Lookee, friend," cries Jones, "the right owner shall certainly have again all that she lost; and as for any farther gratuity, I really cannot give it you at present; but let me know your name, and where you live, and it is more than possible you may hereafter have further reason to rejoice at this morning's adventure.
That gratuity which I receive at Christmas, ma'am: I never touch it.
They arranged to proceed upon their journey next evening, as a stage-waggon, which travelled for some distance on the same road as they must take, would stop at the inn to change horses, and the driver for a small gratuity would give Nell a place inside.
Due to a change in the law regarding death gratuity and recent upgrades to the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), officials are urging Sailors to verify their designated death gratuity beneficiaries.