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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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