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BOUNTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bounty mean? 

BOUNTY (noun)
  The noun BOUNTY has 4 senses:

1. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
2. the property of copious abundance
3. generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
4. a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

  Familiarity information: BOUNTY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOUNTY (noun)


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Meaning:

Payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bounty; premium

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

reward (payment made in return for a service rendered)

Domain category:

governance; governing; government; government activity (the act of governing; exercising authority)


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Meaning:

The property of copious abundance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

bountifulness; amplitude; bounty

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

abundance; copiousness; teemingness (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)


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Meaning:

Generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

bounteousness; bounty

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

generosity; generousness (the trait of being willing to give your money or time)


Sense 4Bounty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

H.M.S. Bounty; Bounty

Instance hypernyms:

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


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