Associations to the word «Bounty»


BOUNTY, noun. Generosity
BOUNTY, noun. Something given liberally
BOUNTY, noun. A reward for some specific act, especially one given by a government or authority
BOUNTY, noun. (nautical) formerly, money paid to volunteers for serving in the British navy in time of war
BOUNTY HUNTER, noun. A person who catches criminals and brings them to the police in return for a reward.
BOUNTY HUNTERS, noun. Plural of bounty hunter
BOUNTY JUMPER, noun. (US) (slang) (historical) One who, during the latter part of the Civil War, enlisted in the United States service, and deserted as soon as possible after receiving the bounty.
BOUNTY JUMPERS, noun. Plural of bounty jumper

Dictionary definition

BOUNTY, noun. Payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military.
BOUNTY, noun. The property of copious abundance.
BOUNTY, noun. Generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely.
BOUNTY, noun. A ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat.

Wise words

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