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BONUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bonus mean? 

BONUS (noun)
  The noun BONUS has 2 senses:

1. anything that tends to arouse
2. an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

  Familiarity information: BONUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BONUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Anything that tends to arouse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

bonus; fillip

Context example:

his approval was an added fillip

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

positive stimulus (a stimulus with desirable consequences)


Sense 2bonus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bonus; incentive

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

payment (a sum of money paid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bonus"):

dividend (a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus))

sales incentive (remuneration offered to a salesperson for exceeding some predetermined sales goal)

Holonyms ("bonus" is a part of...):

incentive program; incentive scheme (a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something)


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