Definition of "bounty" []

  • Liberality in giving. (noun)
  • Something that is given liberally. (noun)
  • A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service. (noun)
  • Generosity in giving to others; liberality (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A generous gift; something freely provided (noun)
  • A payment made by a government, as, formerly, to a sailor on enlisting or to a soldier after a campaign (noun)
  • Any reward or premium (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bounty" in a sentence
  • "Over coffee the other day, Mr. Chanler said he did not much care for the term bounty hunter."
  • "The Goodman asked a blessing and then heaped the trenchers high with what he called the bounty of the Lord."
  • "And he said the collection firms, which he calls bounty hunters, have been bullies."