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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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.
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bonus

noun
A sum of money offered for a special service, such as the apprehension of a criminal:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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bonus

[ˈbəʊnəs] n (on wages) → gratifica; (insurance) → dividendo (fig) → sovrappiù m
Christmas bonus → tredicesima
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
His mother had been the ruler of a small semi-independent state on the sea-coast at the head of the Gulf of Boni. He spoke of her with pride.
"If the case be put of a partridge, there can be no doubt but an action would lie; for though this be ferae naturae , yet being reclaimed, property vests: but being the case of a singing bird, though reclaimed, as it is a thing of base nature, it must be considered as nullius in bonis .
It's made of five villages (Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe) all within Boni forest where a multi-agency security operation called Linda Boni is underway.
-From Cubao, take Aurora Blvd., then right turn to Katipunan Ave., take Service Road of Libis Underpass, left turn to Boni Serrano and take FVR Road straight to Macapagal Bridge then Marcos Highway to Antipolo;
Cinq militaires ont trouve la mort ce mercredi lorsqu'une patrouille des forces armees maliennes, en mission de securisation des personnes et de leurs biens, est tombee dans une embuscade entre Boni et Hombori, dans la region de Mopti, au centre du Mali, annonce le service en charge de la communication de l'armee malienne.
More than 100 people were massacred and property worth millions destroyed by the Somalia-based terror group in various parts of Lamu including Mpeketoni, Kibaoni, Witu, Hindi and Basuba in Boni forest between 2014 and 2015.Speaking to the Nation in Lamu on Monday, Mr Kanyiri confirmed his transfer, saying he is among the 70 county commissioners who have been moved to different areas in mass transfers recently announced by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho."It's true.
Motorists coming from Cubao to Antipolo may take Aurora Boulevard, turn right to Katipunan Avenue, take Libis underpass service road, turn left to Boni Serrano, FVR Road straight to Macapagal Bridge and then Marcos Highway to Antipolo.
From Cubao, right turn to 15th Avenue, then left turn to Boni Serrano, take FVR Road, straight to Macapagal Bridge then Marcos Highway to Antipolo
I was introduced to the riveting work of Tanella Boni, a critically acclaimed Ivorian poet and novelist, while reading A Rain of Words (2009), considered the first comprehensive bilingual anthology of poetry written by women from French-speaking Africa.
During the visit, they visited the Rural Health Centre (RHC) in Shah Gram, in Boni Tehsil and the Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) hospital in Garam Chashma.
Because the fire was in a rural area without a dependable water supply from fire hydrants, Boni said, firefighters relied on several 3,000-gallon water tanks that had to be constantly refilled.