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GRATUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gratuity mean? 

GRATUITY (noun)
  The noun GRATUITY has 2 senses:

1. a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
2. an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

  Familiarity information: GRATUITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRATUITY (noun)


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Meaning:

A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

backsheesh; baksheesh; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; pourboire; tip

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

fringe benefit; perk; perquisite (an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right))

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

Christmas box (a present given at Christmas for services during the year)


Sense 2gratuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

award; prize (something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery)


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