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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)

Sense 1bonus [BACK TO TOP]


Anything that tends to arouse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


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]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


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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