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Meaning of BONUS

Pronunciation:  'bownus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip"
  2. [n]  an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

BONUS is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: fillip, incentive
 See Also: bunce, dividend, godsend, gravy, incentive program, incentive scheme, payment, positive stimulus, sales incentive, windfall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bo"nus\, n.; pl. {Bonuses}. [L. bonus good. Cf. {Bonny}.]
1. (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or
   other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a
   bonus for its charter. --Bouvier.

2. An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock
   company, out of accumulated profits.

3. Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.

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