Definition of bonanza in English:

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bonanza

Pronunciation: /bəˈnanzə/

noun

1A situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits: a natural gas bonanza for Britain [as modifier]: a bonanza year for the computer industry
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  • Many politicians, bureaucrats and their families have benefited from this bonanza created on the backs of cheap immigrant labour.
  • This sure seems a bonanza opportunity for both designers and customers with a discerning eye.
  • Scotland's water is now regarded as a new profit bonanza for the collapsing privatised English water companies.
Synonyms
windfall, godsend;
stroke/run of luck, boon, bonus, blessing, benefit, advantage;
pennies from heaven, manna from heaven
informal jackpot
literary benison
1.1A large amount of something desirable: the festive feature-film bonanza
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  • A steady stream of people from all over the City are flocking shopping malls to avail themselves of the special festival bonanzas.
  • Members are treated to a cultural bonanza during festivals bringing to the fore the rich tradition of Kerala.
  • Could we turn our present oversupply in South Australia and Victoria into a cash bonanza?

Origin

Early 19th century (originally US, especially with reference to success when mining): from Spanish, literally 'fair weather, prosperity', from Latin bonus 'good'.

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  • Bonanza first referred in the US to success when mining. It is a Spanish word meaning ‘fair weather, prosperity’, from Latin bonus ‘good’.

Words that rhyme with bonanza

Braganza, Constanza, extravaganza, kwanza, organza, Panzer, stanza

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