Definition of Bonus

1. Noun. Anything that tends to arouse. "His approval was an added fillip"

Exact synonyms: Fillip
Generic synonyms: Positive Stimulus



2. Noun. An additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output.
Exact synonyms: Incentive
Specialized synonyms: Premium, Dividend, Sales Incentive
Group relationships: Incentive Program, Incentive Scheme
Generic synonyms: Payment

Definition of Bonus

1. n. A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.

Definition of Bonus

1. Noun. Something extra that is good ¹

2. Noun. An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee ¹

3. Noun. (basketball) When enough fouls have been accumulated that a team is awarded one or more free throws on any sort of foul ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To pay a bonus, premium ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bonus

1. an additional payment [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bonus

bons vivants
bonsai
bonsais
bonsella
bonsellas
bonser
bonshtedtite
bonsmots
bonsoir
bonspell
bonspells
bonspiel
bonspiels
bontebok
bonteboks
bonus (current term)
bonus-less
bonus-point
bonused
bonuses
bonusing
bonusless
bonxie
bonxies
bony
bony ankylosis
bony crepitus
bony fish
bony heart
bony labyrinth

Literary usage of Bonus

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Hart, says: For this and other reasons the city has not required the bonus. To 1st interrogatory. No; except taxes of the year 1882. To 2d interrogatory. ..."

2. The History and Problems of Organized Labor by Frank Tracy Carlton (1920)
"V. The bonus. Various bonus systems have been tried by different companies. ... A quality bonus is paid if all the work of a given period passes the ..."

3. Scientific Management and Railroads: Being Part of a Brief Submitted to the by Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1911)
"The bonus system is apt to do far more harm than good when it is applied ... Apprehension by labor of the bonus system when introduced except as a part of ..."

4. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Sir Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"Such shares are generally called "bonus shares." and the issue of them is called " watering the capital." bonus shares have been issued by a considerable ..."

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