Bonus Definition

bōnəs
bonuses
noun
bonuses
Anything given in addition to the customary or required amount; specif.,
Webster's New World
A sum of money or an equivalent given to an employee in addition to the employee's usual compensation.
American Heritage
A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.
American Heritage
A subsidy from a government to an industry.
American Heritage
A sum of money paid by a government to a war veteran.
American Heritage
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verb

To pay a bonus, premium.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Bonus

Noun

Singular:
bonus
Plural:
bonuses

Origin of Bonus

  • From Latin good deu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bonus (“good”).

    From Wiktionary

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