When there is a great harvest that produces lots of food, this is an example of nature's bounty.
When the government pays a sum of money to an army recruit upon enlistment, this is an example of a bounty.
When there is a reward out for anyone who captures a certain criminal, this is an example of a bounty.
Other Word Forms
Origin of bounty
- Middle English bounte from Old French bonte from Latin bonitās goodness from bonus good deu-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition