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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)

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.

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."