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bonus

bo·nus

bonus

 
pronunciation:
bo ns
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: bonuses
definition 1: a donation or payment in excess of what is required, usu. as a reward for exceeding the terms of a contract.
All World War II veterans received a bonus in their benefits that year.
synonyms:
gratuity, honorarium, tip
similar words:
bounty, fringe benefit, perk, perquisite, premium, reward
definition 2: an extra portion or item given free, usu. as an incentive to buy something.
synonyms:
giveaway, handout, premium
similar words:
extra, lagniappe, perk, perquisite, sample
definition 3: a share of profits paid to stockholders of a company.
similar words:
dividend, premium
Word Parts
The word bonus contains the following part:
ben, bene, bon Latin root that means good, well
synonyms:
eu
antonyms:
mal, male