Definition of Gratuity

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

Exact synonyms: Backsheesh, Baksheesh, Bakshis, Bakshish, Pourboire, Tip
Generic synonyms: Fringe Benefit, Perk, Perquisite
Specialized synonyms: Christmas Box
Derivative terms: Tip



2. Noun. An award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation.
Generic synonyms: Award, Prize

Definition of Gratuity

1. n. Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present.

Definition of Gratuity

1. Noun. A reward, service, or payment provided freely, without obligation. ¹

2. Noun. (''common usage'') An additional charge placed for services rendered; see also: service fee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gratuity

1. a gift of money [n -ITIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gratuity

gratis
gratis(p)
gratitude
gratitudes
gratonite
grattarolaite
grattoirs
gratuities
gratuitious
gratuitous
gratuitous inducer
gratuitously
gratuitousness
gratuity (current term)
gratulate
gratulated
gratulates
gratulating
gratulation
gratulations
gratulatory
gratz
graunch
graunched
graunches
graunching
graunt
graunted

Literary usage of Gratuity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1854)
"JD Weed, North Providence, a gratuity of $1 for lied Onions. ... Stephen C. Swan, a premium of $1 far Lafayette Beans ; also, a gratuity ..."

2. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1867)
"... upon any account, or on any pretence whatsoever, or any promise or engagement for any present, gift, donation, gratuity, or reward : and if any person, ..."

3. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Divides part of European gratuity with widow of Vail. — Continued efforts in behalf of peace. — Bible arguments in favor of slavery. ..."

4. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"FOJ Smith claims part of European gratuity. — Succeeds through legal technicality. — Visit of Prince of Wales. — Duke of Newcastle. ..."

5. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, New York (State). Governor, 1801-1804 (George Clinton), Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1902)
"Michal Connolly, for the use of the Fourth New York Regiment, a gratuity from the Inhabitants of the State of New York. ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"1857, and for his services in the mutiny received the medal, with clasp for Delhi, and the brevet rank of major on lit Jan. 1808, with a gratuity of one ..."

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