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BONANZA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bonanza mean? 

BONANZA (noun)
  The noun BONANZA has 2 senses:

1. an especially rich vein of precious ore
2. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

  Familiarity information: BONANZA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BONANZA (noun)


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Meaning:

An especially rich vein of precious ore

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("bonanza" is a kind of...):

mineral vein; vein (a layer of ore between layers of rock)


Sense 2bonanza [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bunce; godsend; gold rush; bonanza; gravy; manna from heaven; windfall; boom

Context example:

the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line

Hypernyms ("bonanza" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)


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