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Bounty

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊnti
 
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  • A ship of the British navy on which in 1789 part of the crew, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied against their commander, William Bligh, and set him adrift in an open boat with eighteen companions.

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Bounty in English:

bounty

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊnti
 
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noun (plural bounties)

  • 1A sum paid for killing or capturing a person or animal: there was an increased bounty on his head
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    • He never took his seat though, rather spending his time in exile with a bounty on his head and a growing conviction that he had a religious mission to save his people, causing many to question his sanity.
    • Luckily, she doesn't have that much screen time as the group tracks a bio-terrorist with a huge bounty on his head.
    • Also, if you will remember I am a bounty hunter and you have quite the bounty on your head.
    Synonyms
    reward, prize, award, recompense, remuneration, commission, consideration, premium, dividend, bonus, endowment, gratuity, tip, favour, donation, handout; incentive, inducement; purse, winnings, money
    informal perk, sweetener
    formal perquisite
    rare guerdon, meed, lagniappe
  • 2 historical A sum paid by the state to encourage trade: bounties were paid to colonial producers of indigo dye
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    • In November the French began to offer a bounty to encourage shipments, and by the summer of 1789 Philadelphia and New York wheat prices were reaching the high end of their postwar range.
    • The second strand was the payment of export bounties to domestic farmers when the price of grain fell below a certain point.
    • What is clear is that England ceased from about the 1670s to be a net importer of grain and became an exporter; indeed, bounties had to be introduced to ensure that surplus stocks were not hoarded.
  • 2.1A sum paid by the state to army or navy recruits on enlistment: they do not qualify for their bounty because they have spent insufficient time at summer camp
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    • Congress approved enlistment bounties totaling $40 for regular recruits plus three months pay in advance and 160 acres of land.
    • For example, why, in that most patriotic of years, was the new U.S. government compelled to lure recruits with promises of bounties, clothing, and land?
    • The 1917 draft law prohibited enlistment bounties and personal substitution, but did authorize deferments on the grounds of dependency or essential work in industry or agriculture.

Origin

Middle English (denoting goodness or generosity): from Old French bonte 'goodness', from Latin bonitas, from bonus 'good'. The sense 'monetary reward' dates from the early 18th century.

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